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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


Nov 27, 2014 Tina Bo
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) We should not keep wildlife in captivity. It is not caring for them but hurting them. They need to be in their own environment to thrive and live. They are not here for our entertainment.
Nov 27, 2014 Lisa Wilhelm
Nov 27, 2014 Michelle Campbell This cruelty is like putting a person in a cage for life. :'(
Nov 27, 2014 Janice Elton
Nov 27, 2014 sheila walker A simple recognition of fin position, a sad flopped over, should indicate the health, mentally and spiritually, of the animal. It is not found in the wild.
Nov 27, 2014 Olivia Nilsson
Nov 27, 2014 Meintje Orsel
Nov 27, 2014 Carmen Fulle
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 Joanne Dolsen
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Rodolfo Conde
Nov 26, 2014 Jacquelyn Sanders Stop putting whales in captivity. They deserve a much better life than to be imprisoned.
Nov 26, 2014 Linda Williams Such Greed for profit has to stop! Put your CEO in captivity, you'll really get the crowds.
Nov 26, 2014 B Little Cruelty, pure and simple.
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) If we can close down this horrible place, we can concentrate on shutting down those abusive circuses and zoos.
Nov 26, 2014 corinne bouvot
Nov 26, 2014 nancy zebracki
Nov 26, 2014 Martie Crone
Nov 26, 2014 stacey krieger
Nov 26, 2014 Ben Dixom
Nov 25, 2014 Iain Gillies
Nov 25, 2014 Tobey Thatcher
Nov 25, 2014 Jeremy Potter
Nov 25, 2014 Caroline Buboltz
Nov 25, 2014 Soledad O'Farrell
Nov 25, 2014 Oleg Finodeyev
Nov 25, 2014 sylvia durand
Nov 25, 2014 Micheline colier
Nov 25, 2014 roland colier
Nov 25, 2014 sylive colier
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am thankful for Blackfish for awakening me to the plight of these mammals.
Nov 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 25, 2014 Leslie Sherman
Nov 25, 2014 marijke hanke
Nov 25, 2014 lassalle camille
Nov 24, 2014 joan silaco
Nov 24, 2014 Jenny Ilasi
Nov 24, 2014 Gillian Shults
Nov 24, 2014 Jo Schurtz
Nov 24, 2014 Kathy Lemke In the past I enjoyed seeing the whales and other sea mammals up close but I now see how confined they are and no longer feel that they should be used for entertainment. Continue to help rescued cetaceans and then release them. Work on protecting them!
Nov 24, 2014 jeanine mielke
Nov 24, 2014 Britney Bergum
Nov 24, 2014 Mary Theresa Dietz
Nov 24, 2014 Cathi Gil
Nov 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Do something right for a change! Make everybody happy!
Nov 24, 2014 Mitch Phillips
Nov 24, 2014 Gary Walske The time has come for humans to stop using animals as entertainment....if Sea World wants to help with research, that's fine, by not at the cost of endangering so many wonderful creatures that deserve to be in their natural habitat, not enslaved.
Nov 24, 2014 Alta Gilliland

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