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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


Jan 31, 2015 Jacqueline Fitch
Jan 30, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Jan 30, 2015 Lora Brewer
Jan 30, 2015 Joann Russell To keep these magnificent creatures captive for the sake of money, is a disgrace. Free the Orkas
Jan 30, 2015 Davalin Parker I do not agree with what you are doing, even if you think it is for science or to help them. It isn't. You do not need to exploit these creatures in order to do Sea World nor have my children. I tell everyone I meet to boycott Sea World for this reason.
Jan 30, 2015 Rhiannon Jones
Jan 30, 2015 chloe gale
Jan 30, 2015 Caroline van der Valk horrible to see these intelligent and social animals being held captive!Free them!
Jan 30, 2015 Daryl Yuan
Jan 30, 2015 j wALSH These glorious creatures were made to swim freely in the ocean. You wouldn't put an Orca in a cubicle behind a desk..they don't belong there;.being held captive in a tank limits the socialization, just as you or I would be without friends or family.
Jan 30, 2015 Dawn Martin Free the whales and all other animals held in captivity.
Jan 29, 2015 Bruno Coutant Theise beautiful animals belong in nature. Let's meet them and study them there and show them through film and documentaries and not zoos or amusement parks.
Jan 29, 2015 Lisa K Alan
Jan 29, 2015 Bonnie Kennedy Whales need the ocean to live in, not a glorified swimming pool and made to perform tricks. Think about your life in just one room, would you like it?
Jan 29, 2015 jester Linda I believe all mammals need to be in their natural habitat. Sorry...I will not go to sea world to see capitive orcas!
Jan 29, 2015 Robert Boender
Jan 29, 2015 Richard Bergeron
Jan 29, 2015 Jennifer Insupp
Jan 29, 2015 Maria Faltis
Jan 29, 2015 Frank Steinmiller
Jan 29, 2015 Lorine Allan Free Lolita 44 years a slave to seaworld in Florida and many others like her .Finally the masses are waking up and seeing this as cruel and not entertaining!
Jan 29, 2015 Traci Newell
Jan 29, 2015 Stuart Ziaks
Jan 29, 2015 Janis Sawyer
Jan 29, 2015 Max Jeffery Please, I'm a 15 year old boy and I'm begging you to stop. This is not your world to ruin.
Jan 28, 2015 Daneille Vrtar It is very cruel that you keep killer whales like Tilikum in such small pools when they need to be free. They are not made to live there, and all you're going to do is kill them, even if you don't mean to.
Jan 28, 2015 Stacy Manuel
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 patricia macmenamie
Jan 26, 2015 EUGENIA MIXON
Jan 26, 2015 Silviya Stefanova
Jan 26, 2015 Aysenur Çömlekci
Jan 26, 2015 wayne kelly
Jan 26, 2015 Sophia Wood
Jan 26, 2015 Sameria Christy
Jan 25, 2015 Zita Fekete
Jan 25, 2015 Toni Goin Orcas are the most beautiful mammal and should live freely. Period.
Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Sara Garcia
Jan 24, 2015 Deirdre Fitzsimmons
Jan 24, 2015 Mariana Heymans
Jan 24, 2015 Pat Barlow When will people learn
Jan 24, 2015 m riitta
Jan 23, 2015 Toirealach Mc Ginley
Jan 23, 2015 Isabelle Jacques
Jan 23, 2015 kris kelly keeping orcas captive is like putting a human is a 2' by 2' cage
Jan 23, 2015 Jennifer Shelton
Jan 23, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 23, 2015 kelly keiter
Jan 23, 2015 Kimberly Monfet

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