PETA Proposes Shareholder Vote to Return SeaWorld Animals to the Ocean

Originally published on December 30, 2014, at

As attendance, revenue, and stock prices continue to plummet due to public reaction to the 2013 documentary Blackfish, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has submitted a shareholder resolution to retire SeaWorld’s captive animals and return them to the ocean in large coastal sea pens for rehabilitation. After multiple musicians cancelled their concerts at SeaWorld this year in protest of animal cruelty, SeaWorld announced the firing of 311 employees and the resignation of its CEO. Appearing confident that PETA will not win the shareholder vote, SeaWorld is considering selling some of its captive orcas to Chinese corporations instead.

In the wild, killer whales swim up to 100 miles a day and live in appropriate climates for their species. Each group speaks their own unique dialect and stay with family members for life. Not a single report exists of a person being killed by an orca in the wild.

In captivity, killer whales live shortened life spans and have caused the deaths of at least four people. SeaWorld’s orcas are often prescribed daily medications to treat chronic diseases brought on by close confinement. Separating killer whale mothers from their calves causes severe physical and psychological damage resulting in lacerating their faces and breaking their teeth against the gates separating mothers from their children. Exhibiting unnatural aggression and collapsed dorsal fins, some orcas have been placed on Valium to reduce their stress levels and violence against their trainers or each other.

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Stop Fur Farming

Originally published on August 12, 2014, at

Target: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

Goal: Ban the brutal industry of fur farming in Denmark

Denmark continues to practice fur farming in its country even though it has been banned in many other countries for being too cruel to animals. In Denmark, 14 million minks are killed each year for their fur. This animal cruelty is no longer necessary for our survival and must come to an end.

The Netherlands, Croatia, Austria, and the U.K. have all banned fur farming in their countries. Norway and Sweden are also in the process of banning fur farms because of their cruelty to innocent animals. We are beyond the point where we need to slaughter animals and skin them for our survival.

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The War on Truth: Jeremy Hammond Political Prisoner

Originally published on November 7, 2013 at

On the evening of March 5, 2012, the FBI raided Jeremy Hammond’s apartment in the south side of Chicago. Betrayed by one of his own, Jeremy had no idea that the server used to dump his Stratfor hack had been provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Before getting caught up in federal conspiracy charges and global intelligence agencies, Jeremy was a kid who stood up for peace and equality. In high school, he organized a student walkout on the day of the Iraq invasion and created a newspaper opposing the war. Throughout his life, Jeremy supported equal rights for minority groups like gays and immigrants while encouraging civil disobedience against the Republican National Convention and Protest Warrior.

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