Following AhlanLive’s recent report on a Care2 petition to stop the launch of SeaWorld in Dubai, public interest has skyrocketed – and now PETA (The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has joined the debate using their global reputation to attract a further 74,000 signatures urging the Dubai Government to keep SeaWorld out the Middle East.
PETA refer to Dubai as “a tourist destination known for innovative and exciting architecture, luxury shopping, and beautiful beaches, not animal abuse”. It appears the mass public would agree as the total number of PETA and Care2 signatures now exceed 125,000. That's a lot of people!
“SeaWorld's long history of animal abuse, inhumane marine-mammal shows and numerous trainer attacks has been continuously exposed through the media—and SeaWorld has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, an issue compounded by failing profits,” says PETA.
Thankfully Dubai makes great efforts to enhance and protect is global reputation, and the tourism economy here relies on that pristine image to attract ever greater arrivals – but as the petitions demonstrate, allowing SeaWorld to come to the emirate is widely condemned around the world.
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