SeaWorld Admits to Spying on PETA with One of Its Employees
This is just pitiful. It’s unclear whether SeaWorld admitting to sending an employee to infiltrate PETA is a sign of how monstrous they have become or if it is just plain sad. In a recent blog post, chief executive Joel Manby writes how the board has:
“… directed that the company’s management team end a practice in which certain employees posed as animal rights activists.”
Six months ago PETA accused the now-infamous marine park corporation of using its employees to spy on animal activism, yet now we see in black and white that this was actually the case. The infiltrator, identified as Paul McComb, was reported to have attended several protests of SeaWorld and regularly would take to social media to try and rile up actual activists, most likely to push people over the edge so they would do something foolish and SeaWorld could then mount a campaign against supposedly crazy, irrational animal rights folks. It is said that McComb’s Twitter account was full of language such as “grab pitchforks and torches” and “burn SeaWorld to the ground.”
McComb has since returned to work, likely empty-handed. Nice try, SeaWorld.
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