24 Apr '12, 10pm

#Peta blasts @Mattel for introducing a "Whale Trainer Barbie." #NotaGoodLookForBarbie

PETA says SeaWorld puts their human trainers in danger as well by sending them into the water with the stressed orcas, and that the Barbie should reflect the situation. In their letter to Mattel, they write “[C]hildren were traumatized when they witnessed Tilikum pull trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater and kill her by thrashing her into the walls of the tank, separating her scalp and pulling her arm out of its socket. This was that particular orca’s third human killing. Orcas in captivity are held prisoner in tiny concrete tanks, deprived of all that is natural to them. They suffer from extreme physical and psychological distress and what has been described as rage and frustration over their unnatural confinement and loss of family and all freedom. If you continue this partnership with SeaWorld, the doll should be made more realistic: It should have detachable limbs and be ...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/04/24/peta-blasts-mattel-for...

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