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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, 2015 Mary Elisabeth McCarthy
Jul 29, 2015 Melissa Mendell
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 Sarah Wisneski Free the orcas!!!
Jul 29, 2015 Peggy Sampsell
Jul 29, 2015 Dagmar Goebelbecker
Jul 29, 2015 Hilary Cummings
Jul 29, 2015 amd rania stop visiting seaworld
Jul 29, 2015 Kathrynann James-Loth Please end the captivity of innocent creatures for the sick purpose of making money and entertaining people. Animals have feelings just like any living creature and they do not deserve to be abused.
Jul 29, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 29, 2015 Christy Giesick
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 KEY KLAUS
Jul 29, 2015 Elena Iktisamova Animals have their rights for freedom as much as humans do. They are not our property to use.
Jul 29, 2015 sally pinkney
Jul 28, 2015 Ashley Clark
Jul 28, 2015 Samantha Long Keep the Orcas safe!!!
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Orcas belong in the wild, not in tanks for human entertainment. They are majestic creatures that do not deserve such a gloom and horrific fate. Let them be free. Let them live their lives as naturally as possible. Isn't that what we humans want?
Jul 28, 2015 Danielle Arnold
Jul 28, 2015 Isabel Domingues
Jul 28, 2015 Reshma Mohan
Jul 27, 2015 Carol Richardson
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Frank Kling
Jul 27, 2015 Clare Pelzer
Jul 27, 2015 Monneron Sophie
Jul 26, 2015 Hanna Schnars
Jul 26, 2015 linda turcotte
Jul 26, 2015 Mark Bonaparte
Jul 26, 2015 Julia Kammer
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
Jul 26, 2015 Jackie Fogarty
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Chris Leverich
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Nanci A Prado
Jul 25, 2015 Jay Frye
Jul 25, 2015 Donna Kovach
Jul 25, 2015 Kristen Concepcion
Jul 24, 2015 Lilli Smith
Jul 24, 2015 Katie Lancaster
Jul 24, 2015 Shari Eubanks Your ad on TV says you love your animals, then why don't you set them free to have a happy life!!!!!
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Margriet Coolsma
Jul 24, 2015 Lisa Hill Free all the marine mamels it is cruelty its 2015!! Not the middle ages
Jul 24, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jul 24, 2015 Janis MacNair
Jul 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2015 Henry Kowalski
Jul 24, 2015 p vollmar

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