PETA wants Tampa Bay Rays baseball team to remove touch tank from Trpicana Field
1:02 PM, Jul 11, 2013
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 (
http://bit.ly/1327iFy ) 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 fish were struck in either incident.