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by Steve Carney

In the wake of Miguel Cabrera's home run into the Rays tank June 30 at Tropicana Field, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has decided to weigh in on the situation.

The organization announcing today that they sent a letter to the team calling for the touch tank to be closed down and the animals returned to the wild.

"The rays held captive at Tropicana Field not only were traumatically taken from their vast home waters but also are subject to harassment, loud crowds, and even baseballs capable of seriously injuring them," says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders. "When it comes to compassion, the Rays are batting .000."

The team has not commented on the letter by PETA, which can be found HERE.

Carrie Poppy from PETA joined JP Peterson to talk about their request to the Rays. To hear the conversation, click the iHeart player below: