Please join Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) as we join our friends at the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) during their protest at SeaWorld!
We will have an optional lunch afterwards at the all-vegan
restaurant Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park.
In the wild, orcas live in large , intricate social groups and swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean. Orcas at SeaWorld are confined to enclosures that to them are like bathtubs, and these animals are unable to engage in most natural behaviors.
Let's join ARFF in speaking out at this peaceful protest. All signs and leaflets will be
provided. We will gather in the grassy median at the entrance to SeaWorld.
For more information, contact [masked]
7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando FL 32819
We must let SeaWorld and all captive facilities know that we will not stop
being a voice for these precious creatures who have lost their right to
freedom, their right to live a natural life and are now imprisoned,
artificially inseminated and forced to perform 'tricks' for food, all for human
For those of you who are not familiar with the cruel nature of this
billion dollar business, here are the facts:
- There are currently 42 Orcas being held captive worldwide.
- At least 136 wild Orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since
1961. 123 of these (or 90.4%) Orcas are now dead.
-These mammals are the most intelligent animals living on the Earth today; to
keep them in a swimming pool is inherently cruel.
- One of the most common causes of death of dolphins in captivity is suicide.
Unlike humans, dolphins do not automatically breathe. Upon suffering deep
depression, dolphins can choose to not return to the surface for that
last breath of air.
- A staggering 53% of dolphins who have survived such an aggressive and violent
capture die within 90 days.
- The average life span of a dolphin is 45 years; in captivity, most dolphins
do not live longer than two.
- Every 7 years, half of all captive dolphins die from capture shock,
pneumonia, intestinal disease, ulcers, chlorine poisoning and other stress-related
- Just ask yourself -- Is transporting an ocean mammal from the ocean in a
truck and airplane for many hours not cruel?
What you can do:
Come with us to Orlando and be the voice for these captive animals and invite
*Posters and banner will be provided, just bring yourselves!
It is time to EMPTY THE TANKS.
Thank you for your support.
If you'd like to send a letter requesting that SeaWorld free Tilicum, send it to: Mr. Terry Prather, President, SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando FL 32821-8009. You can also send an e-mail to [masked] and send it to Mr. Terry Prather's attention.
[Please note this meet up was originally scheduled for Saturday, September 14 but has been changed to Sunday, September 15.]