To Marlins’ baseball team president David Samson for incorporating giant fish tanks in the new stadium design.
Can you image a baseball pitcher hurtling a ball at you at 104.8 mph? That’s the fastest speed ever recorded. While most pitchers don’t reach that speed, 90 mph is not unheard of. So, again, put yourself in the line of a 90 mph pitch coming straight at you.
That’s what is going to happen to the tropical fish at the new Marlins baseball stadium in Miami. The design of the stadium calls for two 20-foot-long tropical fish aquariums to be placed directly behind home plate.
While the president of the Marlins thinks such a design “screams Miami,” it also screams animal abuse. The beauty of these sea creatures is being cheapened by making them nothing more than a ballpark spectacle.
Take Action: Write a letter to Marlins’ president David Samson letting him know fish belong in the sea, not in a tank behind home plate.
David Samson, President
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
The Huffington Post