Reality TV star Charlotte Crosby goes underwater in a new PETA ad campaign to protest cruelty to dolphins at Sea World.
The The Just Tattoo of Us presenter and Charlotte Show star points to the cruelty of confining naturally far-ranging marine mammals to concrete tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub.
“I would feel so claustrophobic being in such a small space. … [O]bviously, it’s massively cruel, and I just want everyone to know that …. And when people are educated on that, it may change their minds to ever stepping in a park again.”
– Charlotte Crosby
Crosby is part of a long list of celebrities – including Pamela Anderson, Krysten Ritter, Sharon Osbourne, Noah Cyrus, the late Sir Roger Moore, and many others – who have teamed up with PETA or its international affiliates to speak out against marine-mammal captivity.
Why Sea World Sucks
In nature, bottlenose dolphins can swim up to 100 kilometres per day. They can dive to depths well beyond 300 metres below the ocean’s surface and maintain dynamic relationships within large social networks.
Sea World on the Gold Coast is one of only two captive-dolphin venues left in Australia – and the sole business still breeding dolphins for captivity. The dolphins kept there are forced to swim in endless circles in artificial habitats and to perform unnatural tricks that make their captors money.
Companies Are Saying ‘No, Thanks’ to Animals in Tanks
Let’s keep adding to the list and chipping away at the only thing marine parks care about: their bottom line. When people stop paying to see depressed captive animals crammed into tanks, dolphins and other cetaceans will finally get to retire to seaside sanctuaries.