Mission: Watch ‘Blackfish’ or ‘Long Gone Wild’ With a Friend
Want to earn peta2 points through our Rewards Program by watching movies? We thought so. 😏 Just set up a movie night with a friend or sibling and watch Blackfish or Long Gone Wild, two groundbreaking animal rights documentaries about the plight of captive orcas.
Zooming through the world’s oceans, orcas travel in family groups called “pods.” These extremely social animals communicate through clicks, whistles, and squeals and work together to coordinate hunts. Imagine how devastating it is for an orca to be kept in a tiny tank, where they’re starved for stimulation beyond performing tricks in exchange for dead fish. 💔
Share Blackfish or Long Gone Wild with a loved one to help them understand why keeping orcas in tiny tanks is messed up. Then, upload a picture of the film playing on your screen to earn 25 peta2 points—it’s that easy!
Here’s what you’re in for:
When Blackfish dropped back in 2013, it had us shook. The doc focuses on an orca named Tilikum who was torn away from his loved ones at only 2 years old. He spent the rest of his life in captivity before dying at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, at age 35.
Blackfish shows how confining an intelligent and social animal to a barren tank causes psychological hell for them and can make them snap. If we were imprisoned in a bathtub for our entire decades-long lives, we’d def become aggressive, too.
Long Gone Wild picks up right where Blackfish left off. It exposes marine parks around the globe and gives you a glimpse into the miserable lives of captive orcas like Kshamenk, Lolita, and Kiska, who floated hopelessly in their tiny tanks with little to do and nowhere to go.
One of the most far-reaching films about orcas ever made, Long Gone Wild is a must-see for any animal rights advocate. The doc also gives us a glimmer of hope. The Whale Sanctuary Project is working to give retired orcas the freedom they deserve in a home with roughly 100 acres of water, and other organizations are taking action in similar ways. ❤️
What You Can Do
You already know that keeping animals in marine parks is straight-up evil. Now’s your chance to hammer that point home for family or friends. By showing them one or both of these docs, you’ll help them understand why we need to take action now. The more advocates we have on board, the more animals we can save. 💪
You only have to do the following:
2. Take a pic of the movie on your screen and upload it using the form below.
(Heads-up: You’ll only be awarded points for taking this action once.)