09 Aug '14, 12am

Southwest Airlines Ends Partnership With @SeaWorld After ‘Blackfish’ Backlash @seashepherd @Southwes…

Southwest Airlines Ends Partnership With @SeaWorld After ‘Blackfish’ Backlash @seashepherd @Southwes…

Southwest Airlines has announced yesterday that they will end their long-standing partnership with SeaWorld at the end of this year. Southwest Airlines has partnered for 25 years with SeaWorld. Chris Parypa Photography / Shutterstock.com In January, Sea Shepherd called upon Southwest Airlines to end the 25-year partnership and remove SeaWorld marketing from their planes. We even proposed a partnership of our own, and showed the airlines how great their planes would look if, instead of SeaWorld’s imprisoned orcas, they sported Sea Shepherd’s Jolly Roger—a logo that represents protecting marine life, not exploiting it. Though it doesn’t sound like they’ll be taking us up on our offer just yet, we are happy to report Southwest listened to calls to end the relationship from activists worldwide and is going to be removing SeaWorld’s name and images from their planes. The compan...

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