Charlotte Crosby Slams Marine Parks in First PETA Campaign With Her Baby Daughter  

London – Dressed all in grey to evoke a dolphin, reality TV star Charlotte Crosby and her baby daughter, Alba, appear in an image for PETA in which they are torn away from each other while floating in dark water – a haunting ode to the female marine mammals in abusement parks who are forcibly impregnated and then separated from their beloved offspring. The campaign shoot will feature in an upcoming episode of Crosby’s reality show, Charlotte in Sunderland.  

In two accompanying videos, available here and here, Crosby shares the story of just one of these abused mothers Morgan, an orca born in the wild who has been forced to perform tricks for the past 12 years at the notorious Loro Parque in Tenerife. Morgan was bred and gave birth to a daughter named Ula, who, as Crosby notes, died at just 2 years old after enduring a short, miserable life of stress and confinement. 

“The story of Morgan and Ula shatters my heart as a mam,” says Crosby. “It’s actually devastating to even think about.” She goes on to explain that, in addition to having no bodily autonomy and often being denied the chance to care for their young, animals held at marine parks endure lives of intense deprivation. “Knowing what these animals go through they have no freedom. They are deprived of everything,” Crosby says. “They are living in the most awful, awful circumstances and conditions. It’s just cruelty to animals. That is all it is.”

In the open ocean, orcas and other dolphins swim many miles a day alongside their families and communicate over vast distances by unique dialects of pulsed calls, whistles, and clicks that are passed down from generation to generation. In marine parks, they languish in pools filled with chemically treated water. They never have the opportunity to dive deep, feel the ocean currents, or choose what to eat.

“Never visit a marine park yourself,” Crosby pleads with viewers. “And please, encourage all travel providers not to sell tickets to these parks.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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