imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Protesting Sea World at the Rose Parade

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Many were appalled by Sea World's float--a fantastical depiction of its orcas swimming freely--in the 2014 Rose Parade, especially in the aftermath of the movie Blackfish. Thus, as in recent years, the Rose Parade became a target of protest.

Protesting Sea World...
seaworldsignfloatnicolas.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x720

(Photo above by Nicolas Tomas)

In the aftermath of the film Blackfish (now on DVD), Sea World may have been hoping its image would improve via its “Sea of Surprises” float in the 2014 Rose Parade.

However, PETA and other activists managed to draw further attention to issues raised in Blackfish, both in the mainstream media--of all places--and at the parade itself.

Sea World opposition was arguably most visible when 19 activists were arrested for trying to block a float near the parade starting point. (The float was heavily guarded there and elsewhere along the route where activists were known to be.)

PETA's pictures of the arrests can be seen here.) By late afternoon, all of them were said to be out of custody and safe.

However, there was activity in diverse locations on or near Colorado Boulevard. There were at least three groups of protesters in separate areas (and some traveled to different places as the parade progressed).

On Los Robles (a few miles from the parade starting point), a group of us stood a block or two south of the parade route, holding signs that said “Sea World: cruel orca prison” and “Boycott Sea World.” Three hundred colorful and comprehensive fliers were distributed at this site alone to people walking toward Colorado from 7am to about 9. Our group (I counted eight of us) then went up to Colorado to protest the Sea World float.

Shortly before it arrived, several riot police appeared and stayed just long enough for the float to pass. We held up our signs as the “free-swimming” orcas passed. (At another point in the parade, we waved at the gay couple that had just been married*.) After the parade ended, some of us followed it for a time. Our signs received both enthusiastic and negative responses. Some gave us thumbs up, even from far away. One passerby justified the captive orcas, saying “but we're all prisoners.” (He at least engaged in discussion.) Another spectator told us, “You'll never free animals from imprisonment.” Many of the unsupportive reactions were snipes by passersby (e.g., “Sea World's a great place” and “We love Sea World”).

One family said they came to see a parade--not protesters. It appears that once again, the "Disneyland bubble" was burst at the Rose Parade.

–---

*We also waved at and applauded volunteers at animal shelters, who were on various floats.

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Security around float early in the parade

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Security around floa...
seaworldfloatcopa.jpg, image/jpeg, 537x711

Photo courtesy of Sylvia Subramaniam.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Protesting the Sea World float

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Protesting the Sea W...
seaworldaudiencesigns.jpg, image/jpeg, 531x711

Photo courtesy of Sylvia Subramaniam.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


A balloon by PETA

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

A balloon by PETA...
seaworldballoon.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x720

Anonymous photographer
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


A few protesters

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

A few protesters...
seaworlddemonstratorsanonymous.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x720

Anonymous photographer
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Distributing leaflets

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Distributing leaflet...
seaworldoutreachnicolas.jpg, image/jpeg, 720x960

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Tomas
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Leafleting on Los Robles

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Leafleting on Los Ro...
seaworldleafletting.jpg, image/jpeg, 2822x2068

This woman alone gave out 300 leaflets between 7am and 9am.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


The Team at Los Robles

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

The Team at Los Robl...
seaworldlosroblesgroup.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x720

Courtesy of Anonymous
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Signs go up as the float approaches Los Robles

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Signs go up as the f...
seaworldsignfloatapproaching.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Sea World float being greeted at Los Robles cont'd

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Sea World float bein...
seaworldsignfloat.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

error
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Los Robles and Colorado: riot police

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Los Robles and Color...
seaworldriotpolice.jpg, image/jpeg, 2848x2134

They appeared just long enough for the float to pass.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Elsewhere on the parade route...

by R. Plesset Thursday, Jan. 02, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Elsewhere on the par...
seaworldsignfloatnicolas2.jpg, image/jpeg, 960x720

Photo courtesy of Nicolas Tomas
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Activists Mark 150 Years Since Chimney Rock Massacre F21 7:00PM

Indivisible local events F16 4:07PM

Help Wanted: How You Can Act Locally To Stymie Trump’s Agenda F16 11:24AM

RACE RELAY - race relations dialogue F16 7:01AM

LA County Greens Oppose S F09 8:52PM

Our Revolution L.A Organizing Meeting F08 12:23AM

First We Marched. Now We Huddle F06 10:54PM

Indigenous, Sacred Lands Disrespected at L.A. Women's March J24 1:52PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 8:22PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 8:00PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 7:42PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 6:04PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:48PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:30PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 5:02PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 4:23PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 4:03PM

Massive Women's March Los Angeles Tells President Donald Where To Go J23 3:39PM

University of California Riverside Students Walkout J22 10:41PM

San Gabriel Valley Anti-Repression Committee Action J22 10:07PM

Staggering Turnout for Women's March L.A. J22 1:09PM

Los Angeles Braves Extended Downpour to Tell Trump Hell No J21 3:32AM

Los Angeles Braves Extended Downpour to Tell Trump Hell No J21 3:04AM

#J20 CalArts in SoCal Plan Walkout; NY Galleries & Nonprofits Plan Art Strike J18 5:25PM

Camp 120 Will Hold Space in Front of City Hall Until Inauguration Day to Protest the Inac J18 5:03PM

Teamsters Local 2010 Initiates Mass Walkout and Strikes at University of California J18 4:12PM

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump on the ACA J17 4:49PM

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump On the ACA J17 3:12PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Controlled Media, can you hear me yet! F26 1:50PM

(A-Radio) Región chilena I - Radio Kurruf, su proyecto en Temuco y la amenaza paramilitar F26 1:18PM

Philippines: Unity Statement by February 25 Coalition F25 7:11PM

Neutralization Horrors F25 12:06AM

24TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES WOMEN’S THEATRE FESTIVAL HONORS COMPOSER MEGAN CAVALLARI ON MARCH F24 2:40PM

Destiny of Man as seen through the looking glass F23 8:20PM

Palestine Advocacy Day 2017 F23 6:52PM

The Shortwave Report 02/24/17 Listen Globally! F23 5:31PM

Metal Fist Urban Domination Cheats Gold F23 3:37PM

Treasury Extends Anti-Money Laundering Luxury Real Estate Regulations F23 11:00AM

Metal Fist Urban Domination Hack F23 9:01AM

Fbi COINTEL Operations Expand F23 1:33AM

Le travail est une prostitution F22 10:29PM

Art of War : Executive Order F22 10:16PM

Damage Assessment F22 9:42PM

La société future, la société sans relation F21 6:24AM

The Long History of Human Incapacitation by Politics and the Press F21 6:09AM

Kucinich Warns of Deep State's Plans for War Post-Trump Impeachment F20 4:54AM

KLM refuses seven passengers following Trump's muslim ban/KLM accomplice to discrimination F19 3:50AM

Radio Libertaire ou Persona grata F18 3:47AM

Resistance Recess F17 2:21PM

Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations F17 9:30AM

The Shortwave Report 02/17/17 Listen Globally! F16 5:01PM

Paraphysique de l'emprise F15 10:34PM

107 More Groups Oppose Neil Gorsuch F15 4:38PM

Cloudflare’s Transparency Report for Second Half 2016 - FBI National Security Letter F15 10:26AM

Attempt the Impossible! Theses for a New Left Majority F15 4:57AM

Breaking: Miller On Bakersfield Incident F15 1:56AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy