American Humane Attests to the Quality Care and Treatment of SeaWorld Animals
June 7, 2019
The following media statement can be attributed to Paul Boyle, Ph.D., National Director, American Humane Certified™:
“Animals need and deserve great welfare, and families deserve to know that the zoos and aquariums they visit are doing right by the animals in their care. American Humane has recognized SeaWorld as having exceptional standards for the humane treatment of the tens of thousands of animals in its care and the thousands they have rescued, nursed back to health, and released.
“Our organization, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, certified SeaWorld’s parks last year in San Antonio, San Diego, and Orlando, as well as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, through our Humane Certified™ program. The parks passed rigorous and lengthy third-party animal welfare audits, earning this prestigious certification.”
About American Humane
The Humane Certified™ program is the first certification program solely devoted to helping verify the welfare and objectively good treatment of animals living in zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers across the globe. The program enforces rigorous, science-based and comprehensive criteria for animal welfare, developed by an independent Scientific Advisory Committee comprised of world-renowned leaders in the fields of animal science, animal behavior, and animal ethics.
American Humane is the country’s first national humane organization, founded in 1877. For more information, please visit www.americanhumane.org.