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Monday was Boycott SeaWorld Day, and it turned out to be a real nightmare for the abusement park. The company was hit from all directions in just one day.

Read on to find out how the day unfolded and to discover how you can help urge the abusement park to start building sea sanctuaries for the orcas trapped in its tiny tanks.

Tons of Celebrities Kicked Things Off by Tweeting About #BoycottSeaWorldDay

A slew of influential celebrities took to Twitter on Monday to share their feelings regarding SeaWorld’s cruel treatment of the animals it confines, and we hope the company was listening. Check out a few of our favorite celeb tweets:

James Cromwell and PETA Activists Took Over an Orca Show at SeaWorld San Diego

Armed with a megaphone and wearing a shirt proclaiming, “SeaWorld Sucks,” Academy Award nominee James Cromwell led a group of PETA supporters in a takeover of SeaWorld’s “Orca Encounter” show.

 

After informing the audience about the company’s history of premature orca deaths, the actor was detained and cited for trespassing. Three of the six PETA members who joined him in the peaceful protest pressed assault charges against the company’s head of security in San Diego after being detained out of public view. They reported that their handcuffs were removed and that they were sitting and obeying uniformed security officers when SeaWorld’s head of security—who was in civilian clothes and didn’t identify himself—roughly handled, assaulted, and attacked them.

The takeover made headlines immediately, getting covered by People, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Los Angeles Times.

Twitter Memorialized the Death of Baby Orca Kyara by Making It an Official Twitter Moment

To top things off, Twitter made a Moment titled “Last orca calf born in captivity at SeaWorld has died.” It featured a number of PETA tweets.

Moments showcase current topics that are trending, allowing Twitter users to discover what’s unfolding instantaneously and on one cohesive page.

Celebrities weren’t the only ones calling out SeaWorld online. Others reacted similarly, tweeting their support for #BoycottSeaWorldDay:

The Onion also celebrated Boycott SeaWorld Day by sharing “A Look at SeaWorld’s Legacy: From Shamu to Forcibly Euthanizing Shamu” on Twitter:

“America’s finest news source” recapped 12 times that it’s made fun of SeaWorld—satirical news at its best.

Do Your Part—Speak Out Against SeaWorld

You, too, can make a difference for the orcas and other marine mammals held captive by SeaWorld. Click here to urge the company to empty its tanks, click the button below to share this post, and be sure to use #BoycottSeaWorld and tag us—@peta—in your tweet.

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