PETA Plans Naked Protest During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 21st, 2014 4:00 PM

PETA activists are planning to protest a SeaWorld float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year by painting their naked bodies black and white to look like orcas (“killer whales”) according to a report by Policy Mic. The animal rights group also plans to protest the theme park’s use of animals in captivity by cramming a bunch of naked, painted people into a bathtub set outside Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square. 

The stunt is supposed to protest orcas held in captivity and continue their demand that SeaWorld be excluded from the parade. PETA tried to get the park’s float banned last year as well but were similarly denied. Last year they pulled a similar stunt with a man confined in a small tank.

"It is unacceptable to confine orcas to barren tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub," Delcianna Winders, PETA's deputy general counsel told Reuters

In a case from 2011, PETA called the situation, “slavery.” In their legal case against SeaWorld Peta described the whales as the “plaintiffs” who are “taken from their ocean homes and familiesand are confined to the equivalent of concrete bathtubs, where they are forced to earn money for SeaWorld by performing for customers’ entertainment.” 

Peta is not new to using nudity, blood and other extreme measure to spread their message. In fact, the more vulgar and crude the protest is a good indicator that the protest is probably orchestrated by PETA.