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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #16
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They bought enough shares to be able to attend share holder meetings and pettition to get items on ballot to vote on at share holder meetings.
I don't think it will really matter actually.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:46 AM   #17
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I don't think it will really matter actually.
I agree, but that is their motive.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #18
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It is common for special interest groups to buy stock (typically only one share) in a company so that they can push their agenda at shareholder meetings.
Exactly...

the Anti-Exploitation of Rodents and Character Defamation Defense League (AERCDDL) is actually a 1.3% shareholder in Disney
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #19
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That's just sick.

Once upon a time I bought their ideas hook, line, and sinker. The problem is the good they could do in actual places abuse is blatantly occurring gets watered down in their misguided fights against all animal use.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:04 AM   #20
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That's just sick.

Once upon a time I bought their ideas hook, line, and sinker. The problem is the good they could do in actual places abuse is blatantly occurring gets watered down in their misguided fights against all animal use.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #21
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The trainers treat the whales the way most people treat their pets. They are fed plenty of food, are weighed daily to ensure they are not suffering from any illnesses and they "play" with them every day. They get treats and toys to play with and the trainers dress up in bright colors or costumes and the orcas follow them around and love it. The trainers collect urine and stool samples daily to monitor their health.

Aside from that, PETA would do more harm to the orcas by releasing them into the wild, because they were either born in or have lived in captivity where they don't have to hunt down their food. Most, if not all of them would die in the wild. This is just stupid on their part.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #22
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PETA has a over 90% kill rate of the animals that are given to them to find homes for. Look up the court case filed against them in North Carolina. Terrible organization, would rather the pets be dead than in good homes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #23
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Do you seriously think a whale would rather be in a pool than in the ocean? Sure, it is great for tourists but not so much for the whale. And what about the dolphins? Please rent a documentary called The Cove and don't eat before you watch it because you will be sick once you see what happens in the name of human profit.
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S'pose for a moment that PETA has no intention to make anything from this stock purchase. Maybe they were just biding their time, waiting for SeaWorld (
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Oops...

(or other theme park of similar genre) to go public. Once the camel's nose is under the tent, they try to drive their new acquisition out of business, for ideological reasons. Nonsensical in a capitalist society...but if viewed as "the cost of doing business"...
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[QUOTE=BuddyThomas;48215170]Do you seriously think a whale would rather be in a pool than in the ocean? Sure, it is great for tourists but not so much for the whale.


You are totally correct. However you have to remember these are not wild animals, they were born and raised in captivity and would not survive in the wild!

Most dolphins in coves/centers are not wild as well. For example the center in Nassau is now 100%, animals that are rescued with injuries that prevent them from being released to the wild or born in captivity, and would not survive in the wild.


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The only time PETA does this is if the animals are set to be euthanized in an inhumane way (like poison or gassing), and they euthanize them humanely. Please do not blame PETA, when you should be blaming people who contribute to overpopulation.
No, actually, PETA has done this with completely healthy animals that had a very high chance of being adopted out. They adopt animals from shelters and then kill them.
Also, PETA is against ALL animal testing, even quite legitimate medical testing. And yet strangely, one of their higher ups (who has since left the group) who had diabetes was perfectly fine using medications derived from animals to keep herself alive. Hypocrisy much?
I'm all for a drive towards making sure that any testing done on animals is legitimately important and not able to be done as well through alternative means, and I am all for groups exposing unnecessary cruelty to animals (such as happens on battery farms). Unfortunately, PETA actually gets in the way of moving forward on such measures because their requirements are so far out there that all people who care about animal treatment get painted with the whackjob brush because of them.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #28
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Peta can make a bunch of noise but I doubt they will have any change to policy. Blackstone still holds majority interest in the company so really peta can be a big thorn in their side but things won't change. also at this point if the orcas were releases like "willie" they won't survive because at least in florida, they weren't captured and they don't have a pod to attach to.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #29
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This is a really evil group and plain strange.
That's the nice way of putting it!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #30
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Interesting! Will they have enough power to actually do the things they want to do?

Only if they were able to buy a controlling interest or convince enough of the other share holders to go along with their plans. However, their plan would essentially shut SeaWorld down and make the stock worthless or at least worth less. Not many shareholders are going to intentionally devalue their stock and for PETA to do it on their own would bankrupt them.
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