This is so incredible.
It looks like real change might be heading for SeaWorld!
Pretty much the whole world has turned their backs on the park ever since the release of the documentary Blackfish.
The NYC establishment was inspired not only by the doc, but mainly by PETA and the threat of a protest over the fact that SeaWorld planned to bring live penguins to the event.
Seeing as how "loud DJs and flashing cameras" are "terrifying to these arctic animals" according to a PETA email, the restaurant decided to pull the plug on the whole thing less than 24 hours before the event's start.
When people learned of this, they praised Bagatelle, saying:
"PETA is hanging up our protest placards and popping the champagne corks today in recognition of Bagatelle’s savvy business decision to put kindness ahead of profits. Once compassionate people and businesses learn that orcas and other animals suffer at SeaWorld, they want nothing to do with this cruel and disgusting place."
What's amazing is that the restaurant suffered a serious financial loss over the cancellation.
So wonderful that a business actually chose compassion over profits!!
Save the whales!!
[Image via WENN.]