The TV star begs SeaWorld to release a killer whale
Courtney Stodden recently starred in a campaign for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as hosted by People. The 22-year-old star urged SeaWorld to free a killer whale named Corky back into the ocean, breaking down in tears in the process.
Courtney – who suffered a miscarriage earlier this year – explained on behalf of the animal rights organization: “The feeling of losing a child is one that no mother should ever have to experience. That’s why it breaks my heart to think of Corky–an orca who has lost all seven of her babies, the last of whom was found floating lifeless at the bottom of a tank at SeaWorld.
Corky has endured the loss of family eight times, starting when she was forcibly taken from the ocean from her mother and sold into captivity when she was very young. For 47 years, she has only known trauma, loss and sadness in captivity within the cramped, chemically treated confines of a concrete tank.”
The reality TV star remembered her own loss as she tried to get her point across: “SeaWorld, take it from someone who has experienced great personal loss. Corky has suffered enough Please, do the right thing and let her go home. The time is now.”
After Courtney and her husband Doug Hutchison announced her pregnancy back in May, she ended up losing the baby merely two months later.
Her manager stated at the time: “It is with a heavy heart to inform you that last week Courtney Stodden suffered a heartbreaking miscarriage. Courtney and her husband, Doug, are at an emotional loss for words and are using this time to grieve with their close family and friends.”