Lucie Donlan Rips SeaWorld in New PETA Campaign

Lucie Donlan Rips SeaWorld in New PETA Campaign

Love Island Star’s Ad Urges People to Steer Clear of Cruel Marine-Animal Prisons

London – Paddling on a surfboard in the open ocean, Love Island star and avid surfer Lucie Donlan appears in a new PETA ad imploring her fans to steer clear of SeaWorld which imprisons far-ranging marine mammals in cramped tanks when they should be swimming free.

“I love the open ocean and the animals who live in it – that’s why I’m teaming up with PETA to speak up for orcas and other dolphins who are suffering in captivity,” says Donlan. “While surfing, I’ve been lucky enough to see these animals in their natural habitat – where they belong – and it’s a far cry from the miserable lives they lead in marine parks, where they’re confined to cramped concrete tanks, deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.”

In nature, orcas and bottlenose dolphins swim long distances, dive to depths far below the ocean’s surface, and maintain dynamic relationships within large social networks. But at SeaWorld’s parks, 140 dolphins are squeezed into just seven small tanks, in which they can’t escape attacks from other frustrated, aggressive dolphins.

PETA US recently launched a campaign to stop SeaWorld from breeding whales and dolphins, some of whom are dragged out of the water and forcibly impregnated after being drugged.

For these and many other reasons, Donlan concludes, “I urge everyone to join me in steering clear of marine abusement parks like SeaWorld.”

PETA is currently pressuring TUI to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld. Donlan joins a long list of celebrities – including Gemma Collins, Amanda Holden, Sharon Osbourne, Noah Cyrus, Charlotte Crosby, Paul O’Grady, and the late Sir Roger Moore – who have teamed up with PETA or its international affiliates to speak out against marine-mammal captivity.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

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