Conditions at the popular parks were exposed in the documentary “Blackfish.”
The film focused on the death of popular trainer Dawn Brancheau. She was killed in 2010 by Tilikum, an Orca with a long history of aggressive behavior.
“Blackfish,” was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January a year ago and aired on CNN last October. SeaWorld has been under fire from animal rights groups ever since.
PETA’s campaign features a poster of the 29-year-old Canadian actress naked with a distressed look on her face in a tank of water. A crumpled sign floats above her head that reads: “Welcome to SeaWorld.”
The ad continues: “Come see Laura as she’s confined to a tiny tank and forced to perform tricks for your entertainment!”
The ad urges readers to boycott the aquatic parks.
Vandervoort said she was motivated to get involved after watching “Blackfish.”
“I had seen the movie ‘Blackfish,’ and not only did it make me cry … but it impacted me in a way that I wanted to do something, and I wanted to help,” she said.
“We wanted to express the confinement and the torture and the agony and the anxiety that the Orcas go through in a tank, for them, the size of a tub,” she added in a statement.
Laura’s currently starring in the SyFi series “Bitten.”
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