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Recently, Heart, Willie Nelson, and the Barenaked Ladies chose to cancel concerts at SeaWorld after viewing the Blackfish documentary. Stand with these entertainers by joining the boycott. Sign today!
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Established in 1964, SeaWorld is an aquatic themed park which provides its visitors with close encounters with marine wildlife like belugas, dolphins, and orcas, also known as killer whales.

According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, SeaWorld holds the vast majority of the world's captive orca whales which appear in shows. These performances are the current cornerstone of SeaWorld's entertainment model.

Orcas are highly intelligent, social animals. In captivity, they are deprived of the interactions they would normally have within their pod family structure. They often have stunted lifespans and numerous health issues while being forced to perform behaviors and tricks they would never exhibit in the wild. These impressive animals are almost constantly in motion, can dive as deep as 195 feet, and travel as far as 100 miles in a day, a range which no tank or aquarium can offer. Deprivation of natural habitat and social bonds often causes the whales to display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild.

SeaWorld's exploitative practices cannot be allowed to continue. Boycott SeaWorld until the company ends its policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

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Dear SeaWorld C.E.O. Jim Atchison,

Until SeaWorld ends its policy of captivity for orcas and other cetaceans, I am writing to inform you that I will be boycotting your establishment and will be encouraging my friends and peers to do the same. It is cruel and exploitative to keep these highly intelligent, social animals away from their natural habitat and pods simply for the sake of human entertainment.

Under the stress of captivity, these animals display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild. Trainers have lost their lives to frustrated whales lashing out, and countless near-misses go unreported.

If SeaWorld is truly concerned about the welfare of the animals it cares for, it would end captivity for orcas and other cetaceans. Your organization has the unique capacity to play a heroic role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of whales rather than using them as entertainment.

I will not support your company's exploitative practices and will encourage my friends to join me in the boycott until you end your policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 29, 2016 LINDA BOYCE stop this free them from there baron tanks to proper habitat to survive and be happy
Jul 28, 2016 Dan Scherer
Jul 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2016 Katrina Mcfalls Orcas should be in the wild not a tank it's terrible how sea world treats these beautiful whales just so they can make a profit it's an outrage and needs to be stopped
Jul 27, 2016 robin morton
Jul 27, 2016 Sharon Smith
Jul 27, 2016 Fiona Lee
Jul 27, 2016 Amy Sharpe
Jul 27, 2016 kristen lightbody
Jul 27, 2016 Deborah Gomez
Jul 27, 2016 bhavani saravanan
Jul 27, 2016 Mary Croft SeaWorld manages to create an illusion of happiness for these animals....so untrue.
Jul 27, 2016 cheryl gaudette Give the animals and mammals back to nature where they belong...you can still see them!!
Jul 27, 2016 Debbie D. Seriously, its 2016 isnt it time to put an end to keeping creatures in captivity simply for entertainments sake ???
Jul 27, 2016 Pam Marston
Jul 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2016 c b
Jul 26, 2016 Debra Yanko
Jul 26, 2016 Katherine Mouzourakis
Jul 26, 2016 Michelle Howe
Jul 25, 2016 Katherine Fulkerson Basically, you are sentencing innocent creatures to a lifetime in prison--a very small, confining prison, and in some cases forcing them to live & die without their natural environment or the comfort of fellow orcas.
Jul 25, 2016 Jude Burke
Jul 24, 2016 Georgi Mortensen
Jul 24, 2016 debbi pratt
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2016 Martha W D Bushnell
Jul 24, 2016 Linda Morris
Jul 24, 2016 Robert Stroud
Jul 24, 2016 BILL FOWLER
Jul 24, 2016 Dawn Fornillo
Jul 24, 2016 Linda Christiansen No living creature should ever live or die alone.
Jul 24, 2016 Jieun Bak
Jul 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Cassandra Hilton Stop this now!!
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Lisa Sayers
Jul 23, 2016 claudette cutajar
Jul 22, 2016 Karen D. Felts
Jul 22, 2016 Maria Stonestreet
Jul 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 22, 2016 Tanja Reitz
Jul 22, 2016 sadie waite
Jul 21, 2016 Ida Lopez
Jul 21, 2016 Kayleigh Spinks This has to stop
Jul 21, 2016 Victoria Huddleston
Jul 21, 2016 Elena Volodina
Jul 21, 2016 Tina Oecal
Jul 20, 2016 Michael Petherick
Jul 20, 2016 Krista Slavin
Jul 20, 2016 Anastasiia Rudova

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