PETA wants Tampa Bay Rays to remove 'touch tank'

Published On: Jul 11 2013 02:03:02 PM EDT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the Tampa Bay Rays to remove its rays "touch tank" from Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Tribune reported Thursday on the letter to team counsel John Higgins from Delcianna Winders, director of PETA's captive animal law enforcement. PETA claims the tank, located behind the right-center field wall, places the fish in danger of being injured or killed by an errant ball.

PETA's request comes a week after Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hit a home run that splashed into the tank. It has happened one other time, in 2007 by Luis Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers. No rays were struck in either incident.

The team had no comment on the letter.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of clickorlando.com, WKMG or its affiliated companies. This is a community moderated forum (Please note the 'Flag' button). By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms Of service
blog comments powered by Disqus