Barbie is an independent woman who doesn't need no man! And it looks like the doesn't need SeaWorld any longer either!
That's because the Mattel mainstay has officially quit her job as a whale trainer at the controversial aquarium chain.
The toy giant announced on Wednesday that they would no longer be making Barbie's SeaWorld Wildlife Rescuer Doll following all of the public backlash Shamu's captive's have been facing ever since Blackfish came out.
Following the decision, SeaWorld released as statement, saying:
We feel like PETA is like a little kid trying to figure out which parent to ask for more ice cream. Who is more likely to satiate their sweet tooth… but for a pretty decent reason.
When PETA heard that Disney was remaking Dumbo, they asked that the studio change the film's ending.
The original Dumbo ends with the eponymous elephant becoming a hit circus act and everything ends happily!
Though, now we all know the circus isn't the best place for elephants. Heck, even Ringling Bros. has promised to get rid of their elephant acts by 2018!!
So, now that the Dumbo remake has director Tim Burton on board, PETA is asking him what they already asked Disney. PETA's Senior VP Lisa Lange wrote a letter to the director, that said, in part:
After a three-year battle with cancer, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon passed away Monday at the age of 59.
Following his colon cancer diagnosis in 2012, Sam decided to use his fortune for good.
A lifelong animal lover, Sam famously saving an injured horse from ever having to race again.
In fact, it was his animal rights organization The Sam Simon Foundation that broke the tragic news via Facebook, saying: