(NEWSER) – Next Thursday is a day to give thanks for family, life's blessings, and the fact that we're not shivering naked at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But PETA activists are doing just that in protest of the SeaWorld float by sporting only black-and-white body paint to resemble orcas—the animals in Blackfish, the scathing 2013 documentary about SeaWorld—and then cramming themselves into a bathtub right outside the world-famous department store, Reuters reports.
"It is unacceptable to confine orcas to barren tanks that, to them, are the size of a bathtub," a PETA lawyer tells Reuters. Macy's is staying out of it, with a spokeswoman saying, "The parade has never taken on, promoted, or otherwise engaged in social commentary, political debate, or other forms of advocacy, no matter how worthy."
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