Bella Thorne: ‘F*ck SeaWorld!’
When Bella Thorne isn’t busy acting or singing, she’s keeping it real. The Midnight Sun actor and musician teamed up with peta2 to share an important message: “F*ck SeaWorld.”
Bella is well known for having the courage to speak her mind, and she took time during a peta2 photoshoot to explain why she isn’t here for SeaWorld’s abuse of animals.
She has a long history of being against the abusement park. Although as a child she appeared in a SeaWorld commercial promoting the park, she quickly learned the truth: that it’s an awful place for animals.
Bella welcomed us into her home to shoot a provocative anti-SeaWorld ad, introduced us to her gorgeous animal companions, and talked about her love of home-cooked vegan food. Check out the behind-the-scenes vid:
Orcas at SeaWorld Live in Misery
“These beautiful animals are in so much pain. They’re taken away from their community, their homes, their mothers, and they don’t have a choice.”Bella Thorne
Bella and so many other celebrities are speaking out against SeaWorld for good reason. It was built on holding animals prisoner and exploiting them—just to make a profit. Orcas who are confined at the marine park were often separated from their families and are always forced to live in small, barren, concrete tanks.
In nature, orcas are free to swim great distances and nurture their social relationships. They can swim up to 140 miles in the ocean in a single day! At SeaWorld, however, orcas are forced to remain in close contact with others—even if they’re incompatible. The tiny tanks that they’re confined to leave them with little to do but float listlessly or swim in endless circles.
This lonely, unnatural environment causes orcas to become frustrated and stressed. The cruel imprisonment can cause them to seriously hurt themselves and others. They gnaw on the metal bars and concrete sides of the tank, often breaking their teeth, and are given drugs to minimize stress-induced aggressive and abnormal behavior. Under these miserable circumstances, it’s no surprise that most orcas at SeaWorld don’t come close to orcas’ natural life expectancies of 30 to 50 years in the ocean.
You Can Help Animals Imprisoned at SeaWorld
“I think definitely a way to help would be boycotting SeaWorld, protesting SeaWorld. Don’t be afraid to show up with your signs and make your point.”Bella Thorne
Like Bella, you can also stand up for orcas and other animals imprisoned at the marine park. Here are a few ways you can make a difference:
- Never purchase a ticket to SeaWorld.
- Urge others to stay away from SeaWorld, too.
- Share this article with your friends and family!