Reality stars have a long history of helping PETA to make a statement. Everyone from Joanna Krupa, Courtney Stodden, Bethenny Frankel and more have stripped down for the cause. The latest celebrities to do join forces with PETA: Vanderpump Rules stars Scheana Marie, Lala Kent and Ariana Madix, who are showing their support for the latest campaign to help the orcas at SeaWorld.
See what they had to say about the mission below!
Ariana Madix shared, “Today we’re here with PETA shooting a campaign to release the orcas to seaside sanctuaries from SeaWorld.” She adds, “There’s a better way to do this, and we know the better way.” She continues, “Orcas are very social animals, they are very intelligent animals. Each pod has their own language, so you have all these orcas from different pods in this bathtub and they are fighting with each other because they have no way of communicating. They’re confused and they’re full of anguish and it shouldn’t be that way. There’s a better way to do this and we’ve known a better way, so why not do it?”
Lala has been very vocal on social media since she saw the documentary “Blackfish” and shares in a new video, “When I saw the documentary Blackfish, it literally changed my entire life. I found my passion and I found my voice and I will not stop until any place like SeaWorld is completely shut down.” She hopes parents will educate their kids that SeaWorld is not a fun place to be as they are “torturing animals”. She hopes people will join her in this quest to be a voice for the orcas.
“Orcas have died at SeaWorld, and the fact that none of them died from old age is just insane,” says Scheana. “Release the orcas into seaside sanctuaries so they can be in their normal habitat and not confined to small tanks.
From the press release:
Los Angeles — Just days before the new season premiere and wearing little more than bodypaint to resemble orcas, Vanderpump Rules stars Lala Kent, Ariana Madix, and Scheana Shay stand shoulder to shoulder in a brand-new PETA campaign proclaiming, “Come Together to Free the Orcas From SeaWorld.” The eye-popping ad urges everyone to put up a united front against the abusement park until the orcas held there are released into seaside sanctuaries.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—notes that in the wild, orcas form complex relationships, work cooperatively to find food, and traverse up to 140 miles in the ocean every day. But orcas at SeaWorld are housed in incompatible groups inside tiny tanks, and some have even been given the drug diazepam to manage their stress-induced aggressive behavior. So far, 41 orcas have died on SeaWorld’s watch, and six marine mammals have died at its parks this year alone.
Check out their video below:
Photo Credit: PETA