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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


Feb 7, 2016 Jill Just These animals should be given a life in their natural habitat nor captivity
Feb 7, 2016 David Lund
Feb 7, 2016 TRISH GEIDEL
Feb 7, 2016 Jeanne Jenkins
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 6, 2016 Janet Kenelley
Feb 5, 2016 marie jose bontempi
Feb 5, 2016 Natan Rai
Feb 5, 2016 Sylvia Flores
Feb 5, 2016 andrea feig
Feb 5, 2016 Melvin Michael
Feb 5, 2016 Misty Belanger Animals belong in their NATURAL habitat
Feb 5, 2016 Penelope Sullivan
Feb 4, 2016 tabatha phillips please set them free would you want to live like that.
Feb 3, 2016 Mariana Castelan Justice for all animals!!
Feb 3, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Feb 3, 2016 Jaimee Duke
Feb 3, 2016 Richard Bosboom
Feb 2, 2016 Paola Merlo
Feb 2, 2016 Lucie Vera-Sanso
Feb 2, 2016 Rhys Thomas
Feb 2, 2016 Bob Brucker
Feb 2, 2016 Maisy Haines
Feb 2, 2016 Lucy Haines no words needed....
Feb 2, 2016 Todd Blake Harris
Feb 2, 2016 Joanne Barber
Feb 2, 2016 Kasia Richer-Juraszek using animals to generate profits is disgusting, use your resources to do good instead!
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) Sea World needs to be shut down.
Feb 1, 2016 Ruthie LaVaque The life of captive orcas is horrible and inhumane. The process of catching orcas, likewise. You folks know this better than any of us, yet you continue to keep them captive. They have commited suicide, yet you keep them captive. Free captive orcas!
Jan 31, 2016 Todd Grace
Jan 31, 2016 Jeanne Bourgeois
Jan 31, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 31, 2016 (Name not displayed) stop this inhumane practice. Its an indecent form of entertainment.
Jan 31, 2016 (Name not displayed) my life goal is to be an advocate for wild life... if i can be one of the few to make a difference i am willing.... please stop the placment of orcas in small places..
Jan 31, 2016 Erin Johnson
Jan 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2016 Jeanette Swart
Jan 28, 2016 Jennifer Hawkins I saw Blackfish...it was awful that they separated and imprisoned the mothers and babies...poor Tilikum...and then you wonder why he struck back? PTSD and depression and dark grief...:(...
Jan 28, 2016 Tracy Gilmore
Jan 28, 2016 Lauren Piacentini
Jan 28, 2016 Janice Singer
Jan 28, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2016 lonna richmond stop exploiting animals - let people perform for people and leave the animals in their world.
Jan 28, 2016 Suzanne Paterno
Jan 28, 2016 Andrea Maspons
Jan 27, 2016 Sam Bryan jr
Jan 27, 2016 Jetro Lappalainen this is just slavery!

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