Tag: animal rights

Seaworld’s announcement expands much farther than theme parks

SeaWorld has recently announced that they are going to put a stop to their controversial shows using orcas. Their claim that they are no longer going to breed orcas for use at the theme park is being declared as a step towards animal protection and conservation. For years, SeaWorld has been subject to bad publicity after… Read More

San Diego SeaWorld banned from breeding orca whales

Orca whale in tank at SeaWorld

The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld’s $100 million proposal to expand their orca whale tank, but under the condition that they will no longer be allowed to breed whales at their San Diego park.      After SeaWorld reported an 84 percent drop in profits in August, the park has been trying to do whatever it can… Read More

McDonald’s facing negative PR and plummeting profits

McDonald's restaurant

McDonald’s has been facing public scrutiny this year after the animal rights group, Mercy for Animals, released an undercover video of farmers at T&S Farm abusing their chickens during the slaughtering process. T&S Farm is the chicken supplier for McDonald’s, so this has stirred up a PR disaster for the fast food chain.   How is… Read More

Barbie quits SeaWorld, activists celebrate victory for animal welfare

SeaWorld Barbie and accessories.

SeaWorld Barbie is officially out of a job following an announcement by Mattel that the toy company would not be renewing its contract with the park moving forward.   The doll is sold along with SeaWorld-related merchandise including a toy whale and may still be found on shelves, according to Mattel spokesperson Alex Clark. Mattel’s decision… Read More

Giving animals a voice in the fight against police brutality

Police brutality, officer involved shootings, and unnecessary use of force: these phrases have become all too common headlines in our society. From the outrage in Ferguson, to the shooting of Walter Scott, to the most recent chaos in Baltimore, the often unnecessarily violent ways in which police officers respond to their 911 calls has fallen under… Read More