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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


Jul 23, 2014 Deborah Efron
Jul 23, 2014 Angela Quattlebaum This was some of the most greedy inhumane humans acts at their worst to make a dollar. You should all fall in the tanks with the orcas you stole from their families I will never being anyone or encourage anyone to visit only to watch the documentary
Jul 23, 2014 Ruby Lara - Leon
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Rachel Berg Cruel is not even close to what keping these magnificent mammals in captivity is--the Orcas and Dolphins,Porpoises all of them should be out and Free in the open Oceans. Killer Whales would not be turning on their trainers if they were happy and free.
Jul 23, 2014 shaun bryan
Jul 23, 2014 Natasha Bowden Horrible! Why are you not rescuing injured wildlife & only training those that cannot be retured to the wild??? There is dignity in that, not what you are doing!
Jul 23, 2014 Karen Beaulieu
Jul 23, 2014 Heidi Bloomer
Jul 23, 2014 Pamela DeLitta
Jul 23, 2014 Patty Kocsis After seeing the blackfish movie, I feel it is so aweful and inhumane to treat the Orcas in this way.
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Roslyn Kravitz End the captivity of orcas and other cetaceans.
Jul 23, 2014 Barb Knowlton
Jul 23, 2014 Anne-Marie Ammann
Jul 23, 2014 Teresa Hammond
Jul 23, 2014 Kristy Patmore Don't understand why people are still visiting sea world? Great family day out watching animals be slowly tortured for the rest of their lives....fun!
Jul 23, 2014 giorgio pizzo
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) We are doing a great dis-service to these highly intelligent creatures. In addition, what pray tell are we teaching our children about conservation when we, as humans, behave in such inhumane ways?
Jul 23, 2014 Brandon Enders Free the Orca's captivity is for the criminals!!!!
Jul 23, 2014 Susan Roberti
Jul 23, 2014 Nora Michaud
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2014 Kirsty Brewer We do not have the right to abuse other species of this planet in this way totally disgusting
Jul 23, 2014 Courtney snyder
Jul 23, 2014 Yvonne Chambers
Jul 23, 2014 Marie francoise perchepied
Jul 23, 2014 sara Moore
Jul 23, 2014 Maggie Playle I have always found these Sea World tourist places abhorrent. I will not be happy until they are all closed down
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) We cannot justify this cruelty in the name of entertainment. Animal welfare is the top priority.
Jul 23, 2014 April Freeman
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Nothing humane about SEA WORLD's grotesque and selfish practice. All nothing but sleazy, money grubbers that care nothing for anything other than your WORLD of gluttony and suffering of these acquisitions (no LIVES) that do not belong to you!!
Jul 23, 2014 Hannah Light This is a a sickness in the humans who take part in this barbaric practice, did I say humans! Sea World more like Sea Hell!
Jul 23, 2014 Betty Ottoson I think it's about time we let all the Orca's go free. It's insane keeping them in a small tank, they are gregarious herd mammals, shouldn't have to live alone.
Jul 23, 2014 Marcella Caravaglios
Jul 23, 2014 giuliana ostan
Jul 23, 2014 heather stephenson
Jul 23, 2014 katie hall This isn't fair it breaks my heart
Jul 23, 2014 Lisa Hilligoss
Jul 23, 2014 lisa gross This is not as God intended!
Jul 23, 2014 Meghan J
Jul 23, 2014 kathrin kleemann
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) this is SO very wrong. These beautiful creatures deserve to be left alone in their own environment.
Jul 23, 2014 Patricia Somerset
Jul 23, 2014 Erica Stump
Jul 23, 2014 Regina Tyomkina
Jul 23, 2014 Colby Solum
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) I have never gone to Sea World and I will NEVER go to Sea World.
Jul 23, 2014 LANDON NEW Fuck Seaworld.
Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) To think seaworld was the good guys, Ha

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