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PETA buys stock in SeaWorld

Discussion in 'Disney Rumors and News' started by Rumors Rocks, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. jml06fsu

    jml06fsu Earning My Ears

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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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  3. Wicket's Mom

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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.
     
  4. BuddyThomas

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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.
     
  5. Skyhawk341

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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 (
     
  6. Skyhawk341

    Skyhawk341 DIS Dad #763 | Smart enough to know that I don't k

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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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  8. Footnotegirl

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    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.
     
  9. cmash95

    cmash95 a princess at heart

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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.
     
  10. super mike b

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    That's the nice way of putting it! :)
     
  11. ponyboy

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    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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    I agree! We have always avoided going to Sea World and other parks keeping dolphins and orcas in pools and making them do silly tricks to entertain - these animals really should not be kept in captivity and we find this sad and not entertaining; just like circus acts with animals.

    After having seen The Cove even our kids have decided they are really not interested in going to Sea World.
     

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