SeaWorld: Infiltrating animal rights group– Marine park accused for sending someone secretly as undercover at protest in California.
Seaworld is known for its oceanariums, marine mammal parks and animal theme parks.
It feature orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals.
Despite of its services, the park questioned by animal rights group. Allegedly, SeaWorld sent someone for a mission to secretly join their events.
According to Norfolk, Virginia-based animal rights group, SeaWorld had become “so upset” that it deployed one of its human relations employees to masquerade as an activist, sending him on undercover missions at protests and organizational meetings in California”, Tuesday.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA campaigned against SeaWorld on how they treat killer whales.
It was 2011 when the said group plead case on SeaWorld violating the animal rights.
In a statement, SeaWorld said it was “focused on the safety of our team members, guests and animals, and beyond that we do not comment on our security operations.”
SeaWorld has claimed the first birth of a killer whale in captivity, the first birth of a marine mammal via artificial insemination, and the first hatching of captive green sea turtles.
Critics and animal rights group have questioned SeaWorld’s balance of conservation and education along the commercial activities of its theme parks.
According to Fred Jacobs, SeaWorld’s vice-president of corporate communications, “We are focused on the safety of our team members, guests and animals and beyond that we do not comment on our security operations. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously, especially as animal rights groups have become increasingly extreme in their rhetoric and tactics.”
SeaWorld faced criticism of its treatment of killer whales, trained to do tricks to entertain its guest. PHOTO/AP