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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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May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 sarah barnes
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Robert Jack We see your shameless ads every day about how healthy your whales are only to fall on deaf ears. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize captivity for those intelligent creatures is wrong.
May 22, 2015 Barbara Holmes If they really are animal activists like they say they could stop showing animals like this and spend all that money on conservation rather than exploitation. They recently spent 10 million on a PR campaign.
May 22, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 22, 2015 Jane Young
May 22, 2015 Lorraine Andersen Please set these beautiful creatures free!!
May 21, 2015 Judith Perlstein I have been boycotting your facilities for the past 8 years! My granddaughters will NEVER set foot in a Sea World park until you stop exploiting orcas and other cetaceans!
May 21, 2015 Rita Vaccarino All living creatures should be FREE! Orcas should be freed not living in a tank.. This cruelty plain & simple.
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 stacey O'shea
May 21, 2015 lisa Chadwick-Firman
May 21, 2015 Pamela McDonough
May 21, 2015 Betty Finley
May 21, 2015 Britney Bergum
May 21, 2015 Alende Devasia
May 21, 2015 Anthony Pfohl
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) I'm actually disgusted and horrified that they still say these animals are happy in captivity
May 21, 2015 Steve Howard
May 21, 2015 Alvena Pauls
May 21, 2015 chiara maria fumi
May 21, 2015 Daphne Philos
May 21, 2015 Michelle Kuykendall
May 21, 2015 Alan Haas
May 21, 2015 Alexia Ramirez
May 21, 2015 Ruhi Thallon This 'entertainment' and treatment of highly intelligent sentient beings is not only out dated but very cruel & is slavery. All these animals have been ripped from their families & natural habitats. We should no longer support this or captive breeding.
May 21, 2015 Janet Chase
May 21, 2015 Jean Lamb
May 20, 2015 Denise Denton
May 20, 2015 Paweł Rusak
May 20, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 Nicola Stoev
May 20, 2015 K Cazel
May 20, 2015 B Wiebe
May 20, 2015 Camille Uka
May 20, 2015 Eileen Johnson The way we treat our worlds animals reflects the nature of us as humans. Lets show ourselves in a better light and allow them to live the life God intended.
May 20, 2015 Marjorie Schwartz
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Patricia Zimmer No intelligent being is happy being held captive. Stop your TV ads that say they live as long as those in the wild. Stop justifying what cannot be justified. Would you be Happy held captive? No but you would darn well obey your captor.
May 20, 2015 Denise Pendexter
May 20, 2015 Blooma SUN
May 20, 2015 Meghan Kenney
May 19, 2015 Peyton Bowden free the orcas!
May 19, 2015 Jan Slatter
May 19, 2015 tiffany fotos
May 19, 2015 Dawn Creighton
May 19, 2015 Sylvia Castle
May 19, 2015 Brett Ferguson
May 19, 2015 Rebecca Estevan

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