‘Love Island’ Twins Jess and Eve Gale Call On Holidaymakers to Drop Marine Parks From 2024 Travel Plans

‘Love Island’ Twins Jess and Eve Gale Call On Holidaymakers to Drop Marine Parks From 2024 Travel Plans

London – In the run-up to Christmas, Jess and Eve Gale are urging holidaymakers to get on Santa’s “nice” list by scrapping marine parks from their 2024 vacation plans. In their new campaign for PETA, the duo also plead with travel companies – such as Jet2holidays – to stop promoting attractions that exploit orcas and other dolphins for profit. The timely ad launches ahead of January, historically the busiest month for holiday bookings.

The striking image depicts Eve swimming free in a pristine, tranquil ocean, in stark contrast to the tiny, bleak tank confining her sister. The visual serves as a grim reminder that while orcas in nature form complex relationships, work cooperatively to find food, and can traverse up to 150 miles of ocean every day, those at marine parks are housed in incompatible groups in cramped concrete tanks up to 10,000 times smaller than their natural home range.

The high-resolution image is available here, and the video is available here.

“[I]t’s absolutely heartbreaking to think of orcas and their families being broken up,” said Eve, who was shocked to learn that in the wild, orcas have a life expectancy of up to 80 years old, but at marine parks, the average lifespan of an orca is only 14 years old.

Reflecting on the thought of spending her entire life confined to a tank – the miserable reality for orcas at marine parks – Jess notes, “I would become depressed. I would be so isolated and bored and lonely.”

The sisters are the latest in a growing roster of Love Island stars speaking out against marine parks. Fan favourites Olivia Bowen and Belle Hassan recently teamed up with PETA in a video declaring Jet2holidays’ connections with marine parks “a major ick”, while contestant Faye Winter made a splash stepping into a bathtub in the middle of London’s Piccadilly Circus with her body painted like an orca.

Jet2holidays is one of the last remaining travel providers with links to orca abuse, as agents such as Expedia, Thomas Cook, British Airways Holidays, Virgin Atlantic Holidays, and Club Med have all cut ties with marine parks.


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