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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,

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Jul 2, 2015 Kelsey Schiefen
Jul 2, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 2, 2015 Sandra Downie
Jul 2, 2015 terry thompson
Jul 2, 2015 Marie Evalds
Jul 2, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 1, 2015 Lynda Ryback
Jul 1, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Jun 30, 2015 Hannah Roberti
Jun 30, 2015 Jordan Dasen
Jun 30, 2015 Patricia C. Rohan
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2015 Roberto Cipolla
Jun 28, 2015 Brian Blanchard
Jun 28, 2015 Maria Leclerc
Jun 28, 2015 Lou Turco
Jun 28, 2015 Alicja Bożek
Jun 27, 2015 FONDA DAVIS
Jun 26, 2015 Tracy Potter
Jun 26, 2015 Henry Lewis
Jun 25, 2015 Debbie Hancock Can't you still make money without exploiting orcas?
Jun 25, 2015 Shyla Hassett
Jun 25, 2015 Kim Decker
Jun 25, 2015 Mary Prelovsky
Jun 25, 2015 Stelios Armenis
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 25, 2015 Lauren Olsen
Jun 25, 2015 Ruben Martins
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2015 Matilda McDonough
Jun 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2015 Kathy Colbert
Jun 23, 2015 Brianna Jensen
Jun 23, 2015 Emma Shanks
Jun 23, 2015 Natan Kirat
Jun 23, 2015 Connie Newcombe No matter what Seaworld Commercials tell you; Orcas belong FREE in the ocean NOT CAPTIVE for ENTERTAINMENT!! Free them Immediately!!
Jun 23, 2015 Henriette Just Nielsen
Jun 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 23, 2015 Tina Davidsen
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 Alice Barrett
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) SeaWorld has made enough money off Orcas. Now it's time to do the right thing.
Jun 22, 2015 Linda Petty
Jun 22, 2015 Dawn Havel
Jun 22, 2015 Carolyn Suchenicz
Jun 22, 2015 Kathleen Rummel
Jun 22, 2015 Undine Nestler
Jun 22, 2015 Marilyn Nusbaum

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