Remember when this happened?
That little girl had her hand clamped down on by a dolphin at SeaWorld.
So after that whole mess, PETA complained enough to get the USDA to conduct an investigation at the marine park.
And it was good they did! The park has been cited for more than one violations of the Animal Welfare act!
Here's what the investigation yielded:
"'The use of expired medications and materials … is not an appropriate method to treat injuries, or to prevent, control, & diagnose diseases,' the report noted. The USDA also documented that a dolphin tank and the areas surrounding the orca performance tank were in disrepair, including containing cracked and crumbling concrete and rusty beams that could pose a threat to the health and safety of both the animals and workers. The USDA pointed out that the unsafe conditions 'might create a health risk if these pieces of concrete fall off into the pool and get ingested, or if they become abrasive' and that they 'do not facilitate cleaning and disinfection.'"
Hopefully this will prompt SeaWorld to clean up its messy and unsafe conditions!
Totally not cool!!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
Tags: animals, danger, disrepair, peta, seaworld, tanks