Shoppers in Old Pasadena, take note: PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is protesting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at noon. The organization, which is protesting the inclusion of the SeaWorld float in the 2014 Rose Parade, sent an emailed press release to media on Tuesday. The protest will be at two intersections on Colorado Blvd., Fair Oaks Ave. and De Lacey Ave.
Eight activists will be dressed in Orca costumes and other PETA members will hand out leaflets to passersby. Previously, the group protested at the coronation of the Rose Queen and sent a press release with its own design concept for the SeaWorld entry. For comments from the Tournament of Roses, please read the linked article.
PETA maintains that Orcas are confined in spaces too small, which distresses them to the point that they attack trainers and injure themselves. The organization says, “PETA wants SeaWorld to fund the creation of coastal sanctuaries where its captive orcas can live out their lives in as natural a setting as possible.”
Tournament of Roses Examiner telephoned and emailed Old Pasadena Management District for a comment, and as of this posting, has received none,
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