Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Protested By Animal-Rights Activists

Macy's is underwater with animal activists over two of its Thanksgiving Day Parade floats. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it plans to protest at the Nov. 28 parade over the retailer's decision to keep a float for SeaWorld, which activists accuse of treating whales poorly. The SeaWorld float, which depicts rolling waves, tropical fish, penguins and Shamu, comes months after the release of the documentary Blackfish, which argues that SeaWorld's poor treatment of its killer whales contributed to the aggression of a whale involved in the 2010 death of a trainer and over 70 human injuries. Despite the uproar, Macy's says the float is staying. Story

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