Naked and floating in a tiny tank of water next to a "Welcome to SeaWorld" sign, Canadian TV star Laura Vandervoort ("Bitten," "Smallville") is putting herself in the place of captive orcas for a PETA ad campaign.
The print ad directs viewers to an anti-SeaWorld site by proclaiming, "Come see Laura as she's confined to a tiny tank and forced to perform tricks for your entertainment! Learn the truth behind the show and Boycott SeaWorld!"
"We wanted to express the confinement and the torture and the agony and the anxiety that the orcas go through in a tank, for them, the size of a tub," Vandervoort said in an exclusive video interview with PETA. "I had seen the movie 'Blackfish,' and not only did it make me cry … but it impacted me in a way that I wanted to do something, and I wanted to help."
Vandervoort joins a long list of celebrities—including Bob Barker, Krysten Ritter, Behati Prinsloo, Joan Jett, Kathy Najimy, Tommy Lee, and Eli Roth—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against amusement parks that keep intelligent marine mammals in captivity.
Canadian transgender model Jenna Talackova also recently posed for PETA after announcing she was going vegan.