Stop production of Whale Trainer Barbie
According to PETA, Barbie has been fur-free and an animal rights activist for years. But America's favorite doll has taken a dangerous turn, thanks to famous toymaker Mattel and infamous animal abuser SeaWorld. The companies have released a Whale Trainer Barbie, an ill-advised doll that would be more accurately called "Barbaric.
Author David Kirby's new book Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Whales in Captivity can be purchased online at Amazon.com.
Be sure to read this article by journalist Elizabeth Batt: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/323647
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Mattel Corporate Communications
- Mattel, Inc.
- Mattel, Inc.
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mattel.
Stop production of "Whale Trainer Barbie"
According to PETA, Barbie has been fur-free and an animal rights activist for years. But thanks to your corporation and SeaWorld, America's favorite doll has taken a dangerous turn. Whale Trainer Barbie is an ill-advised doll that would be more accurately called "Barbaric."
Not much could be in poorer taste than a children's toy that simultaneously glorifies animal abuse and a high risk of personal injury.
Children were traumatized when they witnessed Tilikum pull trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater and kill her by thrashing her into the walls of the tank, separating her scalp and pulling her arm out of its socket. This was that particular orca's third human killing. Orcas in captivity are held prisoner in tiny concrete tanks, deprived of all that is natural to them. They suffer from extreme physical and psychological distress and what has been described as rage and frustration over their unnatural confinement and loss of family and all freedom.
Please take 80 minutes to educate yourselves about orcas in captivity by watching the movie "A Fall from Freedom" available for FREE online at: http://afallfromfreedom.org/ AND STOP THE PRODUCTION OF WHALE TRAINER BARBIE!
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