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PETA took one for the team. SeaWorld San Diego got a surprise yesterday when PETA arrived on a mission to live-tweet a day documenting the orcas, dolphins, and other marine animals held there in captivity for their entire lives. We went so that you don’t have to.

Once inside, we found orcas with collapsed dorsal fins and “raking” (scratches from other orcas in close quarters) on their skin, young orcas ramming their heads into fences and throwing balls at trainers for attention—eventually breaking the cover to an electric box—and dolphins with blotchy skin forced to perform. There were multiple orcas in one small enclosure repetitively swimming in circles before SeaWorld performers brought them out to jump in and out of the water for the crowd.

Here’s what we saw:

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