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PETA Issues Statement On Seaworld Killer Whale Attack; 'It's Not Surprising'
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following is a statement sent issue by David W. Perle, Senior Communications Coordinator People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Good afternoon,

The death of the SeaWorld trainer following the attack by Telly the whale is a tragedy that didn't have to happen.

For years, PETA has been calling on SeaWorld to stop confining oceangoing mammals to an area that to them is like the size of a bathtub, and we have also been asking the park to stop forcing the animals to perform silly tricks over and over again.

It's not surprising when these huge, smart animals lash out. This is not the first incident in which a trainer has been harmed by an animal who has been deprived of any semblance of life.

It's time for SeaWorld to heed PETA's advice and let marine mammals live in peace with their families in the worlds oceans. Switching to giant robotics would be a win-win situation that could have saved a woman's life today.

PETA on the web.

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I TRUELY LOVE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS AND I DO AGREE THAT CONFINING AN ANIMAL THAT SIZE IS CRUEL. HOW MANY TIMES DO THING LIKE THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN BEFORE PEOPLE REALISE THAT THEY CANT CONTROL ANY AND EVERYTHING! ANIMALS HAVE A SAY AS WELL AND I THINK THEY ARE CRYING OUT FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN!!!
   comment# 1   - CHRISZANE · SOUTH AFRICA · Feb 25, 2010 @ 10:35pm

The tragic death of a trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida,is a brutal reminder of what can happen when a wild creature that is free to swim through all the oceans of the world is captured and placed in the narrow confines of a concrete tank, where it is doomed to spend the rest of its life performing stupid tricks for human amusement. May God be with that woman’s family and friends. Perhaps someday, the spectacular cruelty of keeping Orcas in captivity will finally come to an end. Please visit my blog at: http://whaleanddolphintalk.blogspot.com/
   comment# 2   - R.A.R. Clouston · USA · Feb 26, 2010 @ 9:08am
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