So SeaWorld went public on April 19th. That means people could buy stock in the company.
And PETA decided to do just that.
They bought enough shares to get a voice at all future board meetings (Orlando Business Journal).
Ya think SeaWorld will finally get the message about animal cruelty?
What do you think of PETA’s actions?
One way to get in the door is to pitch a tent in their back yard but be sure to have that city permit.
Oh I think they got one this time!
This should get interesting then!
I know! Nothing like having people on your board that would like nothing better than to see you go under!
I’m sure it caught many by surprise!
Smart! Very smart!
Good on them…catch more flies with honey than vinegar…smile while you undermine them ! 🙂
That’s great news!
Good idea, I dislike this seaworld, fish tank, aquarium stuff… I feel sorry for the dolphins and whales. They say they are the most intelligent animals and anyway they incarcerate them. How cruelty.
I’m generally not a big fan of PETA, but I think this was a smart move!
I thought it was brilliant!
Reblogged this on delia1979.
I’m eager to see how this will turn. It’s gonna a show more interesting than the sea world shows.
They’ll be selling seats for the AGM – what entertainment!
Lol, I’m betting Seaworld is rethinking the going public choice.
We are not PETA Fans… butt this will be very much interesting.
I think that this action is one of the smart ideas for them to step forward! We hope it goes in a good way! 🙂
I think Sea World might regret that decision! I’ve never been there before. Will be interesting to see what comes of that.
PETA is accused of killing and not saving animals. So for them to buy stock in sea world is a bit ironic.
Accusations are nothing but words. Get the whole story about PETA before rendering judgment.
Actually, it was proven – since they’re a charity, their records are public. It isn’t a rumour that they have 3x committed arsonist teaching members to make homemade bombs to use on university science facilities, unfortunately. They also clearly state that animals aren’t ‘friends’ to them; the woman in charge openly said on video that she sees no emotional attachment to any animals. They’ve even got an enormous freezer on their facility for storing animal remains. So… Not a fan of PETA, personally. It was an interesting idea, though, and I’m all for Seaworld getting the right idea!
Animals aren’t friends because they do not believe in humanizing animals. Do they euthanize? Yes. Do they do some things I personally disagree with? Yes.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Would I rather side with them or with SeaWorld? I’m siding with PETA on this one.
I’m against the way they protest people who wear furs and how they want to set all animals free. They don’t want to use animals for testing but yet the head of PETA is a diabetic who uses insulin.. which is created by animal byproducts. So if they stop animal testing and stop using animals for medications, she would no longer get her insulin. She’s okay with using the animals for her insulin but not okay with anyone else doing so. I can’t back an organization that does one thing and says another. I do want to note that the purchase of the owning shares of SeaWorld story did make the news.. which is pretty nice to hear it from you first. 🙂 I will agree to disagree with you on this one. But thanks for the article as always you supply really great material. =^..^=
LOVE IT! It seems that’s the only way to be heard in the corporate world. xoxoM
Voting with your wallet makes a difference.
(Not a complete fan of PETA, but they are demonstrating an action that is effective.)
Nothing like beating them at their own game!
I sometimes think PETA cares more about non-humans than humans, but I think this is an ingenious way to make a point.
I’m not a big fan of PETA either, but this was a very smart move on their part.
I’m not generally a big fan of PETA either, but it’s going to be an interesting ride for SeaWorld!
I’m not a huge fan of PETA due to the way it handles some things however I’m curious what they will do at SeaWorld…
I am also not a big fan of PETA, they are not what they seem, however this may end up having some positive results…time will tell.
I think I’d love to attend some of those upcoming board meetings…They’re gonna be a hoot
Way to go, PETA!
Smart but I really don’t agree with PETA and they sometimes have mixed priorities. This will only work for them if they are sensible and the few stories I have seen before give me little hope.
Fingers crossed they can make a difference this time instead of just making headlines.
Anything that exposes SeaWorld for what it is is OK in my book, no matter who does the exposing!
Sorry if I’ve missed something here but I went to SeaWorld Australia a few years ago, are we talking about the same thing? And if so, just out of curiosity, what exactly have they done that need exposing?
It is PETA’s stance (and mine) that to take a creature used to having access to vast oceans to roam and forcing them to live out their lives in small tanks and forced to perform tasks that are not natural to them is inhumane.
Before the mom’s financial crunch, she was a member of PETA. She didn’t do any of the protests, but she supported them financially and felt they had a good message in spite of their extreme ways of getting their message heard. Sometimes that is what is needed to cut through all the “sound bites” on the news so people hear what you are saying. Man has an atrocious record when it comes to treating fellow beings humanly.
If you can’t beat them join them 😉
Well, we think SeaWorld is gonna be in for a bumpy ride!
Let’s hope so.
Wow!! Good job, PETA!! Sometimes we need to partake in actions that are out of left field in order for very stubborn individuals to finally take notice!
They do help to raise awareness. But, when money is involved time will tell and sure do hope that there is no conflict of interest here. Thanks for the post.
I’m one of the many who is not a big PETA fun, for many of the reasons stated here. However, what’s the old saying? Set a thief to catch a thief. I think Sea World may have met their match with this brilliant move on PETA’s part.
Nowadays, Project Awareness is the big buzz phrase, and there is no question in my mind that awareness will be raised on the plight of the whales and dolphins at Sea World. This is a good thing 🙂
Oops, that should be PETA fan, not PETA fun. Slip of the id? lol
makes me happy I contribute to them. 🙂
I’m happy to hear them getting some positive press for a change. I was a member for a long time but some things they did were disturbing to me…breaking into labs and just letting animals run loose outside and on their own instead of rescuing them…other things…but this sounds great and I agree with them on Sea World. And I definitely agree with protesting fur-wearing and promoting vegetarianism.
Well, I’ll be darned. I don’t really know what to think. I don’t know if you saw The Big Miracle which is really a story about how people only want to appear eco-friendly when it’s going to benefit them, but I’m left wondering if I should have a similar taste in my mouth. I can’t help but wonder if it’s all about their public image.
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