Whale and dolphin conservation protesters wearing Orca costumes were arrested this weekend for blocking traffic going into the San Diego SeaWorld amusement park.
The protesters were part of an event organized by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.) The group was protesting the upcoming Shamu show “One Ocean” (slated for summer 2011) were cited by the police and released without being jailed. PETA is against the practice of keeping Orcas (or any healthy whales or dolphins) captive in a tank.
PETA leaders branded the event a success, despite the arrests. Indications are that the group plans further protests in San Diego, and other SeaWorld parks.
“We got a lot of honks and waves from people going by,” said PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt. “We’ll be back.”