Charlotte Crosby: ‘We need marine parks to empty their tanks’

Charlotte Crosby: ‘We need marine parks to empty their tanks’

London – In an Charlotte Crosby – who recently appeared on the Australian edition of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – blasts marine amusement parks like Sea World which imprison wild animals. “[T]hey have nothing to do but swim in endless circles, interrupted only by being forced to perform mindless tricks to entertain raucous onlookers,” she writes of the animals’ plight.

The power to help these animals, Crosby writes, lies with consumers: “We don’t need to empty our lives of theatrics – we just need to stop emptying our pockets for businesses that exploit animals. We need marine parks to empty their tanks.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – notes that in the open ocean, dolphins swim up to 50 miles a day alongside their families and communicate over vast distances by sonar. At marine parks, they’re forced to perform in pools filled with chemically treated water. Their sonar bounces off the walls, causing depression, ulcers, and an early death.

In 2019, Crosby also starred in an underwater PETA campaign – in which she was trapped, Houdini-style, inside a tank of water – to protest cruelty to orcas and other dolphins at marine parks.

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