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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


Aug 19, 2014 Deborah Paper I saw the movie "Blackfish" and I am disgusted learning that after each attack SeaWorld then blamed the trainer. I will not be attending a SeaWorld park. I will be doing a LOT of research before I consider even patronizing Busch Gardens Williamsburg...
Aug 19, 2014 Paula LaBerge
Aug 19, 2014 mitchell sterling
Aug 19, 2014 George Scandalis
Aug 19, 2014 Hannah Obrien
Aug 19, 2014 Thao Tran
Aug 19, 2014 Adriana Sirbu
Aug 19, 2014 Joanne Young
Aug 19, 2014 ian Mears
Aug 19, 2014 Gimenez Maria Paz
Aug 19, 2014 Kat Moore I will not support your company's exploitative practices.
Aug 19, 2014 Nick Punton
Aug 19, 2014 cindy fisher Can you please help put a stop to this cruelty and help to protect these innocent animals.
Aug 19, 2014 Juile Yang
Aug 19, 2014 Karen Wesche
Aug 19, 2014 Kumiko Hayazaki
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) These are sentient, emotional, social beings and are not on this planet for our entertainment. Let them go. Stop this. Cruel and disturbing.
Aug 19, 2014 Scarlett Strong
Aug 19, 2014 Renato Calabrese
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Orcas libres ya !!!
Aug 19, 2014 Maria Gleerup
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please free the Orcas the need to be with the own kind and there pod. You have to leave mother natures wild animals where they belong do not put the in your holding tanks they will die. Please free all of your Orcas now.
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please leave the Orcas to live happily in the wild where they belong. How would you like it if you were separated from your family, friends & deprived of your freedom to be placed in a tank on your own where you don't belong in captivity?
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Never been to sea world, now I definitely won't. I won't go to circus for the same reason.
Aug 19, 2014 laurence wouters
Aug 19, 2014 Pat werner Wild life should stay in the wild not in tanks or human cages just to make a profit! Free the whales!
Aug 19, 2014 Sharon Ramsey SeaWorld is great at perpetuating myths to suit their financial gain. There is no animal that should be jailed, either in cages, or tanks. My opinion of SeaWorld was drastically altered after viewing the CNN documentary "Blackfish"
Aug 19, 2014 Robert Oomen
Aug 19, 2014 Kirsten Lassen-Smith Show's Over, Empty The Tanks!
Aug 19, 2014 fanny bueb
Aug 19, 2014 Dajenne Dijkshoorn
Aug 19, 2014 Debi Jones
Aug 19, 2014 Christine Davis Stop the abuse!! I don't go to Sea World for this reason!!
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Orcas should be in the wild living their life as long and as healthy as they can as we do . Thy deserve very bit of freedoms the waters have to offer them LET THEM BE FREE and live as long as "Granny" I've always been a fan since the movie free willy frvr
Aug 18, 2014 Christine Pedder Let's do the right thing eh?
Aug 18, 2014 Laura Gilbert
Aug 18, 2014 Jennifer Sarro
Aug 18, 2014 frances padilla Orcas need to be out in the wild
Aug 18, 2014 Bianca Alexander I agree whole heartedly. I can not believe SeaWorld thinks they are learning some kind of natural behavior from these walled-in beautiful creatures. All animals should not live in cages of any kind.
Aug 18, 2014 Sandy Scott
Aug 18, 2014 Diana Sonmez
Aug 18, 2014 Leslie Platock
Aug 18, 2014 Katie Perry
Aug 18, 2014 F Jean Goodrich
Aug 18, 2014 Marie Enriquez I stand with others in support of banning Orcas in captivity.
Aug 18, 2014 Mary Jenkins Take your tourists on boat tours to see the orcas in their own environment. Use your tanks for rehab. You'll be a hero in the eyes of whale lovers.
Aug 18, 2014 natasha williams Please stop contributing to what could be the extinction of these beautiful creatures.. Thank you
Aug 18, 2014 Diane Mettler Just get rid of the Orca whale exhibit. With what we know now, it's just not the right thing to do.
Aug 18, 2014 rose wilder orca whalesalong in the wild
Aug 18, 2014 Emma Spires

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