UK: PETA sets up orca «graveyard» outside Thomas Cook's HQ in London

Members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) rallied outside Thomas Cook's annual general meeting in London, Thursday, protesting against what they described as «cruelty» to orcas at the company's various SeaWorld locations. Protesters held 41 «gravestone» of the orcas, which have reportedly died on SeaWorld's watch. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA... Еще) Campaign Strategist, Luke Steele, decried the conditions that the orcas live in at SeaWorld. He said that orcas at SeaWorld «spend day in, day out swimming around in endless circles until they literally drop dead. Thomas Cook have acknowledged that there are inherent problems with keeping these animals in captivity, which has included 41 of the animals dying to date and has resulted in the company suspending online sales. We're asking Thomas Cook to go the full way and suspend all ticket sales to SeaWorld because they know as well as we do that there's no defence for this cruelty.» The action is part of PETA's efforts to pressure the travel provider to cut ties with SeaWorld.

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