Approximately 50-55 protesters stood outside SeaWorld Orlando yesterday for the worldwide Empty the Tanks event. Many seasoned protesters greeted us newbies with open arms as we stood in solidarity against marine mammal captivity. Both entrances to the park and along the road in between, visitors were greeted with signs and an occasional chant.
Many visitors took photos as they went into the park, serving as a lasting reminder to them against captivity. Perhaps as they return home from their family vacation and look through their memories, they will be reminded of the protest and re-think their day at SeaWorld.
We got honks and thumbs up from several people driving by, but we also heard (and saw) some opposition as well. The road was patrolled by law enforcement the entire time, but the event remained peaceful.
In general it was a great day to Empty the Tanks!
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