Anti Sea World Ads: PETA Knows How To Make ‘Em

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - May 21, 2014

The San Diego International Airport has decided that they will allow an anti Sea World ad to be posted in the terminal.

The ad will be allowed to stay in the terminal for a month.

The ad was created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and will appear in the airport on Thursday.

The airport’s decision to allow the ad comes after a lawsuit was filed against them by PETA. The airport had originally refused to allow the ad and felt that it would cause problems between passengers and visitors.

PETA filed a lawsuit and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California agreed to settle it by allowing PETA to place the ad in the terminal.

Sea World has been criticized for keeping whales in captivity and using them for shows and performances. A recent documentary called Blackfish added to the heated debate of whether Sea World was treating their animals humanely or simply using them as props or tools.

PETA and many other animal welfare organizations argue that the large killer whales and other animals used in Sea World shows should not be kept in such small holding tanks or pens. They claim that many of the accidents that have occurred at Sea World including the ones where the whales have attacked trainers, are a result of the whales reacting to the cruel treatment they receive.

PETA hopes that the new ad will show people exactly why they should boycott Sea World and make everyone aware of the way Sea World treats its whales and other animals.

The airport ad is just one of many anti Sea World ads that PETA has created. Another ad that was recently released by the organization stars actor Jason Biggs.

Biggs jokes about the Sea World trainer accidents and says that what we see as harmless family fun is actually torture for the animals that are forced to perform at the parks every day.

How do you feel about Sea World?

Image via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Jim Lee

    You go peta: “PEOPLE EAT TASTY ANIMALS”

    • joe

      You’re disgusting and stating a troll like phrase like this will only give you bad karma hopefully. Animals need to be protected. Too bad there are too many un evolved apes to still figure that out.

      • Jim Lee

        Pass the A-1 sauce please & the slaw.

  • Duchess

    @Jim Lee : So , … you are an animal from Asia ?! They eat everything over there … they
    should eat you , too … moron !

    • Shamu

      AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH

    • Jim Lee

      Grill & Smoke the meat please.

  • courtney

    I love meat

  • petaisincrediblylame

    “#BreakingNEWS! @SanDiegoAirport forced to display anti-#SeaWorld ad. WooHoo! http://t.co/oWMY5txQU7 pic.twitter.com/3FalWERY7T”
    – wow, peta, how classy you are on twitter. morons.
    – a san diego native who loves sea world and eating animals

  • funguy10

    PETA-People Eating Tasty Animals! It is not possible to take their campaigning seriously because they are hypocrites who probably kill more animals every day than our nation’s animal shelters!

  • URALOSER

    It is such a good cause that the lady in the video can’t even look straight into the camera. Can’t take a vacation? Really? The animals don’t even know what the word vacation means. Whats next? Zoos? Maybe PETA would tell you it is immoral to own a pet.

    • joe

      PETA is right. The killing, well murdering, of animals is disgusting and needs to stop.

  • Chessbuff

    Only closed minds will object to an ad for compassion for animals. Public facility like the airport has no right choosing whose speech is acceptable and whose is not!

  • Earth

    I agree with PETA these mammals are so awesome and beautiful they should be free. They are so smart too and it make me sad that we have to abuse them like we do.

    • joe

      airports are privately owned.

  • Jason

    Mmmmmmmm.Animal flesh so good.

  • nckid1

    Freakin’ Tree Huggin’ Anti Nature A..Holes. Throw them in the pool with Shamu during a show and let him play with their hippie butts. GROW UP PETA and get a job!

  • Tad Huggin

    Well if the purpose of the ads are to promote local businesses then the PETA ad shouldn’t be allowed to be displayed since it’s trying to shame people to not spend their money.

  • pamela

    Watch “Blackfish”. We as humans would not allow anyone to do to us what these ocean mammal hunters do to these magnificent creatures. No amount of profit is worth the cruelty. It has nothing to do with eating meat, you ignorant people. This issue is about decency….and safety for SW workers. In captivity these animals go crazy, as you would in a cell.

  • Matt Baker

    Whale tacos… Hell yes. I’m in.

  • Dave Garner

    Why do I always have an urge to take a dump in the lobby of PETA’s offices?

  • tbssic

    “The animals never get a vacation”…. That’s reason enough for me to boycott Sea World. But wait,,,, isn’t every second of their existence,,, for the ones in the ocean,,, spent looking for something to eat,,,, and avoiding being eaten??? And vacations…