With Takara the orca set to give birth any day now, a slew of “pregnant” PETA supporters gathered in San Antonio to demand that SeaWorld release her and her soon-to-be-born calf into a coastal sanctuary—along with every other orca who’s currently suffering in the park’s concrete tanks.
The last orca born into captivity at SeaWorld shouldn’t spend his or her entire life in a dismal, tiny tank. Compassionate people everywhere are calling for Takara and her calf to be given a taste of freedom by moving them to a sanctuary, where they could swim freely, dive deep, and live as a family.
In the wild, orcas live alongside their sisters, mothers, and grandmothers for life. Takara has previously given birth to four calves, two of whom were taken from her at a young age, and she has never met her grandchildren. Her family members are currently dispersed among SeaWorld’s three parks in the U.S. and the notorious Loro Parque in Spain.
What You Can Do
You don’t need to dress up to speak out against SeaWorld’s cruelty. People everywhere can do right by animals imprisoned in tiny concrete tanks by refusing to buy a ticket to any SeaWorld park and encouraging their friends and family to do the same.
SeaWorld’s ship will continue to sink until the company makes sweeping changes and releases the long-suffering orcas it holds captive to coastal seaside sanctuaries.