SeaWorld is a corporation with a long and storied history of animal abuse. 2013's scathing documentary, Blackfish, brought attention to this issue and information including video footage, photographs and testimonials from park visitors, animal behavior specialists and even former SeaWorld trainers and employees continue to surface attesting to their horrible mistreatment of animals.
The Washington DC Travel and Adventure Expo is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (2/22-23). As part of the event, SeaWorld plans to bring wild animals from their collection into an enormous convention center in the middle of Washington DC to be gawked at by thousands of attendees. With this latest attempt to promote their business at the Travel and Adventure Expo this weekend, SeaWorld is once again proving that they are far more interested in profits than the welfare of the animals under their care.
I am asking you to join with me in asking the organizers of the expo not to accept SeaWorld as a sponsor for the event and, at the very least, not to allow them to bring live animals into the convention center. Thank you.