FOLSOM (CBS13) – A popular aquarium with locations nationwide is opening in Folsom, but not without controversy.

SeaQuest is opening at the Palladio, but local activists are expected to be on scene protesting the aquarium chain’s practices.

Supporters of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have organized the protest. Protesters are expected to be carrying signs like “Seaquest Exploits Animals” and “Folsom Already Has A Prison.”

Activists claim hundreds of animals have allegedly died in SeaQuest aquariums in Las Vegas and Portland, prompting the protests.

Comments (7)
  1. Jennofur OConnor says:

    This is appalling. No one who cares about animals will step foot in this death trap.

  2. Kim Marie says:

    Folsom should absolutely not allow SeaQuest to operate! We know that SeaQuest breaks the law and doesn’t properly care for animals. This is shameful.

  3. Craig Shapiro says:

    Good. Like all animal exploiters, SeaQuest puts its bottom line before their well-being. Captivity is no place for any animal.

  4. No one wants to see animals imprisoned, caged and swimming in tiny tanks. SeaQuest should close its doors immediately and release these animals to a sanctuary.

  5. Paula Renee says:

    We don’t need any more animal prisons!

  6. James Love says:

    Anyone who wants to learn about our finned friends have just one place to go right now, and that’s to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I, for one, can’t afford to drive down there, get a motel room, pay for meals, and admission to the aquarium. Now that there is one, although a small one, here in the Sacramento area, I might actually go to see it. Those that have replied so far seem to all be PETA supporters, not realizing the harm that PETA has done to animals, and the environment with their activities and activism.

  7. The public doesn’t want to see animals in captivity any longer. This is a cruel move in the wrong direction.

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