Student members of Cease Animal Torture at California State University–Long Beach (CSULB), accompanied by peta2 staff members and four “orcas,” gathered together outside the campus bookstore to demand that the school stop promoting SeaWorld by selling discounted tickets to the theme park.  

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But something wonderful happened … 

Student and activist, Rick Payan and Executive Director of Associated Students, Inc., Richard Haller had been putting pressure on the administration to cut ties with SeaWorld.

Student and activist Rick Payan and Executive Director of Associated Students, Inc., Richard Haller pose with two peta2 orcas. Rick and his student group had been putting pressure on the administration to cut ties with SeaWorld.

and the planned demonstration soon became a celebration…

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The CSULB administration announced that it would no longer support animal abuse and would cut the school’s ties with SeaWorld!

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As shown in the hit documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld takes naturally far-ranging predators, locks them in tiny concrete tanks, and forces them to perform circus-style tricks.

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At least 37 orcas and dozens of dolphins have died at SeaWorld and affiliated facilities from ailments such as severe trauma, intestinal gangrene, and chronic cardiovascular failure.

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Orca Research Trust  

 Thank you, CSULB!

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