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United Cuts All Ties With SeaWorld

United Cuts All Ties With SeaWorld
Jennifer Billock

Travel industry leaders have regularly been cutting ties with SeaWorld at the persistent urging from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA); the newest travel company added to the line-up is Chicago-based United Airlines, which will no longer promote or sell tickets to the sea animal-based shows.

Following the example of travel-industry companies like Virgin Holidays, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Sunwing, and WestJet airlines, Chicago-based United Airlines announced it has cut all ties with SeaWorld. The disconnection of the two businesses came at urging from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). United Vacations will now no longer sell tickets to the park or even mention it on the website.

“United Airlines made the right call to cut ties with a park that confines orcas and other dolphins to concrete tanks that, to them, are the size of bathtubs,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a release. “SeaWorld is still breeding generation after generation of dolphins to be ridden around like surfboards in sea circus shows, and PETA urges anyone who cares about animals to stay away.”

Air Canada and WestJet cut ties with the park after more than just PETA’s request; the companies received communication from more than 160,000 people who wanted them to stop doing business with SeaWorld. Virgin Holidays took it a step further and cut ties with any theme parks or businesses that keep dolphins and whales captive.

Following this announcement from United Airlines, PETA is moving on to stop the promotion of SeaWorld through AAA.

 

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5 Comments

  1. JayMO

    July 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    People need to stand up to bullies, not give in.

  2. jjmoore

    August 2, 2019 at 5:38 am

    PETA is the real bully here. I can’t believe they have so much power.

  3. chavala

    August 4, 2019 at 11:22 am

    I can’t believe this disgusting “theme park” still exists

  4. awone123

    August 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Really PETA is being a bully. the park did more than just have shows. They have a whole team dedicated to research and saving injured animals

  5. cockpitvisit

    September 11, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    The park animals cannot survive in the wild anyway. If the parks go out of business, these orcas will have to be killed. Is that what PETA wants?

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