“Remember the Alamo!” This phrase has long served as a battle cry for Texans and a warning to those who engage in merciless cruelty, yet the San Antonio Bowl Association apparently doesn’t remember it at all. It continues to promote SeaWorld by partnering with the abusement park for its Valero Alamo Bowl, advertising the park on its website, and even planning to host a media day there, despite hearing from PETA that orcas there are cruelly confined to barren concrete tanks and can become aggressive and self-destructive because of the stress of extreme captivity.
Since the release of the critically acclaimed documentary Blackfish, people around the world have united against the park. Dozens of companies have severed ties with it, and celebrities have spoken out against it. More than 40 orcas have died at SeaWorld’s parks, and hundreds of other dolphins, whales, sea lions, and other animals have also died there—many prematurely. Facing sinking attendance numbers, the company finally announced that it would end its sordid orca-breeding program, but this does nothing for the 18 orcas who are still suffering at SeaWorld or the other dolphins and whales who are still forcibly bred, sometimes after being drugged.
Please use the form below to urge the San Antonio Bowl Association to stop supporting SeaWorld until the dolphins and whales there have been retired to seaside sanctuaries. Then follow up with a polite call to 210-226-BOWL (2695).