SeaWorld admits employees spied on activists

MISSION BAY – SeaWorld stock dropped more than 9% after the park’s CEO admitted a SeaWorld employee posed as activists and spied on animal rights groups.

CEO Joel Manby said in the statement he has directed managers to stop the practice. Although, he would not say whether any of the managers involved, or the one named employee Paul McComb, were disciplined.

CW6’s Amy DuPont spoke to a local activist who says McComb came to at least five of her protests over the last two years. 

PETA told CW6 SeaWorld’s spies encouraged its supporters to commit acts of violence against the park.

PETA went onto say a number of SeaWorld employees took part in spying. SeaWorld has not said how many employees were involved.

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