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PETA Turns Shattered Windows Into Canvas For Anti-SeaWorld Message

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PETA was in the middle of planning a SeaWorld protest when out of nowhere, like an orca from the depths of the Pacific Ocean ambushing an unsuspecting seal, an SUV came crashing through the windows of their offices in Echo Park. To make the most of the situation, PETA used the blank space on the boards covering the windows as a canvas for a colorful anti-SeaWorld message.With the help of local graffiti artist Cache, known for his plump cartoonish chickens, the boards feature a pod of orcas freely swimming in the waves as chickens float alongside carrying signs that read "Seaworld: Empty The TANKS!" and "Born Wild." Click here for a time-lapse video of Cache painting the mural.

"PETA loves turning lemons into lemonade—and with Cache's help, we've turned this accident into an eye-catching reminder that orcas belong in the ocean and that for keeping orcas in tanks, SeaWorld is the biggest lemon of them all," says PETA Vice President Tracy Reiman. SeaWorld's reputation and company stock have been taking a hit since the documentary Blackfish came out over a year ago, accusing the theme park of cruelly holding orcas in captivity.

Related: Stunning Video: Close Encounters With Orcas Off Laguna Beach