In addition to the incident surrounding Paul McComb (aka Thomas Jones), CBS News reports that People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) say they are looking into two more individuals who may have been spies for SeaWorld. PETA head Ingrid Newkirk expects the list of infiltrators to grow. The group also filed a lawsuit this week against the city of Pasadena, California and its Police Department accusing them of not complying with a public records request PETA submitted.
In any event, the controversy surrounding SeaWorld are allegations PETA has made that SeaWorld abuses its animals in captivity. This claim was heightened by the release of the film Blackfish. The movie put the theme park in an extremely negative light calling into question SeaWorld’s animal care practices centering on the Orcas SeaWorld has in captivity. Below is a segment from a recent interview with John Stossel about his Fox News special on environmentalism. In this interview Stossel points out how the claims made in Blackfish are untrue.