London Ice Skating Venue Under Fire For Cruel Plans to Feature Live Penguins
For Immediate Release:
11 January 2019
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
LONDON ICE SKATING VENUE UNDER FIRE FOR CRUEL PLANS TO FEATURE LIVE PENGUINS
PETA Calls On Queens Ice Rink to Keep Live Animals Out of Events
London – This afternoon, PETA fired off a letter to Lauren Eynon, the manager of Queens ice rink in Bayswater, urging her to cancel plans to use live penguins in a scheduled event later this month.
In the letter, PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – notes that forcing penguins to endure the stress of being hauled around and then let loose in an unfamiliar environment with hordes of strangers can only leave these sensitive animals confused, stressed, and petrified.
“Using live animals in these sorts of events sends a damaging message to young people that animals are little more than living props,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “There are many other ways to attract customers and celebrate these fascinating animals that would not compromise their well-being.”