Penguins are fascinating animals who, in nature, spend 75 percent of their lives swimming freely in the ocean and can live for 15 to 20 years.
It's no surprise that these wild animals get easily stressed, frightened, and agitated when they're forced into close contact with humans. Despite knowing this, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has allowed SeaWorld to display penguins on the trading room floor as part of an inhumane publicity stunt—not to mention that the penguins had to be transported to New York, which could only have been terrifying for them.
Penguins belong in the wild, NOT at the NYSE!
Please urge the NYSE's vice president and head of corporate responsibility to immediately implement a policy banning the display of wild animals on its property!
Dear [Decision Maker],