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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


Apr 1, 2015 Patricia Lyndale
Apr 1, 2015 Susan Richards Please leave these beautiful animals in their natural environment instead of using them for monetized entertainment.
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Cathy Mullins I refuse to visit any establishment that keeps whales or dolphins captive. They should be allowed to live free as intended. If no need for dolphins in captivity maybe that will help discontinue dolphin hunts in Japan every year
Apr 1, 2015 Diane Lofshult
Apr 1, 2015 jane Feinberg
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) SHAME ON YOU!!!
Apr 1, 2015 Nicholas Zecher
Apr 1, 2015 Caroline Ciabattoni
Apr 1, 2015 Pat S Woodke
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Wild animals belong in the wild - not confined for our entertainment...
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Ugh. Why is this heinous practice legal???
Apr 1, 2015 Alison F
Apr 1, 2015 Vickie Hutchins
Apr 1, 2015 Cherilyne Olson Captivity of a sentient being who belongs wild and free is inhumane and downright cruel. Free the cetaceans and protect their right to live in their natural environment forever. They belong with their families, just like you do!
Apr 1, 2015 Linda Leckliter
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please set them free to be with their pods.
Apr 1, 2015 Dana Pederson
Apr 1, 2015 Carolyn German
Apr 1, 2015 Carol McCracken
Apr 1, 2015 Rochelle Krason
Apr 1, 2015 Meg Satterfield
Apr 1, 2015 Amanda Majakoski
Apr 1, 2015 Alice Schewene
Mar 31, 2015 Tamelia Ragland THESE MAJESTIC ANIMALS DON'T BELONG IN CAPTIVITY! THINK HOW YOU WOULD FEEL IN CAPTIVITY!!!
Mar 31, 2015 Kailee Stephenson Please release these orcas from captivity in tiny tanks.
Mar 31, 2015 Rachel Cato
Mar 31, 2015 Evette Garcia
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop superheating mothers and calves,
Mar 30, 2015 Annette Lefebvre
Mar 30, 2015 Angela Youngblood
Mar 30, 2015 Beryl Barber
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please stop keeping orcas or any other animal/mammal in captivity.
Mar 30, 2015 Deja Brown
Mar 30, 2015 kimberlee mills
Mar 29, 2015 Emma Gerbich
Mar 29, 2015 Brittney Craig
Mar 29, 2015 JILL MURPHY sea world is shameful, cruel, exploytation for big bucks
Mar 29, 2015 Amber Spencer
Mar 28, 2015 Sarah Burke
Mar 28, 2015 Nicholin Wagner Quackenbush
Mar 28, 2015 Poppy Hyner
Mar 28, 2015 Min Hewett
Mar 28, 2015 Eden Holly
Mar 28, 2015 Jess Pope They are living, breathing beings, and not ours for entertainment!
Mar 28, 2015 Carina Eie Pedersen
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 Irina Gorlovitski
Mar 27, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Free Captive Orcas From SeaWorld"s Exploitation : Join The Boycott

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