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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,

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Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) You sick basterds of Sea world and any other whale and dolphin shows and zoos. May you rot in hell and the same be done to you some day.
Dec 7, 2017 Katherine Fulkerson
Dec 4, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Nov 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Betsy Liggett
Nov 25, 2017 Daneca Farrin These creatures are beautiful and incredibly smart! They deserve respect and until you show them the respect you expect to have as a living being I will not support this business nor any of your sister companies until then. Thank you, Daneca
Nov 25, 2017 Kathleen Grubbs
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 16, 2017 Sylvia Cooper
Nov 14, 2017 Beata Morgunova
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Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 12, 2017 Christal Majka
Nov 12, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 12, 2017 Kerry Bartolo
Nov 12, 2017 Ellen Grossman
Nov 12, 2017 HARVEY WEISenfeld
Nov 12, 2017 dolores kitney
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 Charlotte Mullen
Nov 10, 2017 Christie Lindee
Nov 10, 2017 tami mccready
Nov 9, 2017 Karen and Will Lozow Cleary
Nov 9, 2017 Kara Adams
Nov 9, 2017 Laura Engle
Nov 8, 2017 Beah Robinson
Nov 7, 2017 May McDermott
Nov 6, 2017 Patricia E Anderson Ban Captivity Stop The Slaughters
Nov 6, 2017 whitney Hendrix
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Nov 6, 2017 Mariana Martínez
Nov 6, 2017 Janet Shoemaker
Nov 3, 2017 Marie-Therese VALENTIN
Nov 3, 2017 Laura Trondina
Nov 2, 2017 Tracy Brown
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Oct 31, 2017 Casey Kaemerer
Oct 30, 2017 Michael Ross
Oct 29, 2017 Starr Christ
Oct 29, 2017 jude lotz
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Oct 29, 2017 cindy takaht
Oct 29, 2017 Adriana Nunez
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 26, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Oct 25, 2017 Jessica Likins

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