Tell the San Diego Bowl Game Association That There's Nothing Sporting About SeaWorld! Tell the San Diego Bowl Game Association That There's Nothing Sporting About SeaWorld!

Tell the San Diego Bowl Game Association That There's Nothing Sporting About SeaWorld!

What if SeaWorld's new commercial told the truth? "Because you know what whales hate? The ocean." #LOL

Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The San Diego Bowl Game Association continues to partner with SeaWorld by promoting the abusement park during its Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl, with advertising on its website, and by hosting team trips to SeaWorld—despite hearing from PETA that 37 orcas have died and that the orcas and other marine animals imprisoned there exhibit abnormal aggressive and repetitive behavior because of their confinement.

Following the release of the documentary film Blackfish, which exposed the park's animal abuse to the public, SeaWorld laid off more than 300 employees, its stock dropped more than 50 percent, and its attendance plummeted. In a little more than a year, seven high-ranking executives, including its CEO, resigned, and the company has admitted to corporate espionage. Three more marine mammals died in just six months in 2015—all far short of their natural life expectancies—and Tilikum, the orca who was the subject of Blackfish, is reportedly near death. As a result of the backlash, SeaWorld announced an end to its sordid orca breeding program, but this half measure does nothing for the 23 orcas who will continue to suffer in tiny tanks for decades. While SeaWorld can never atone for the harm that it has caused, it can do right by the orcas now: It must retire them to seaside sanctuaries where they can enjoy some semblance of a natural life.

Please tell the San Diego Bowl Game Association that there is nothing sporting about confining orcas and other marine animals to tiny concrete tanks! Then follow up by calling 619-285-5061 and letting the association know that a good sportsperson would never promote animal abuse.

Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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