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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


Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 Hélène Szczépaniak
Sep 16, 2014 Crystal Huggins
Sep 16, 2014 Martha Hildreth
Sep 15, 2014 renee miglionico
Sep 15, 2014 Josilene Nascimento
Sep 15, 2014 Kimberly Amelang
Sep 15, 2014 Dulcie Camp Captivity for whales and other cetaceans is not the only way Sea World can rake in the bucks. Diversify!
Sep 15, 2014 Véronique Ciesielski
Sep 15, 2014 Sherry Smith
Sep 15, 2014 danielle bray
Sep 15, 2014 Rachael Park
Sep 15, 2014 Jackie Giletto
Sep 15, 2014 Keith Harris Orcas are intelligent, emotional animals, it is wrong to hold them in captivity.
Sep 15, 2014 hannah duff
Sep 15, 2014 Carla Winger
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Bryna Schreier
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 sue harding
Sep 15, 2014 Julie Lambilliotte
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2014 Meagan Gilmore So disturbing and sad on so many levels. Find another way to earn a living rather than enslaving helpless, beautiful creatures. We have kept our elementary school from taking field trips to SW San Diego and will continue to do so.
Sep 14, 2014 Lourdes Martrell
Sep 14, 2014 Sarah Morin
Sep 14, 2014 Brenna Wilkie
Sep 14, 2014 Ann Appleton
Sep 14, 2014 LindaSue Hope
Sep 13, 2014 Tammy MacLeod
Sep 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2014 Kimberly Calvert
Sep 13, 2014 Alicia Stephenson Seaworld are cunts.
Sep 12, 2014 Ana Villanueva
Sep 12, 2014 lisa rosenthal
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please no captive Orcas.
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2014 Tracy Schoenewolf
Sep 12, 2014 Sophie BORANIAN
Sep 12, 2014 jade lam They shouldn't be living like this. Gross how people take their kids to SeaWorld and call it entertainment.
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Finally a real discussion!!!
Sep 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2014 Jiva Net
Sep 11, 2014 glenda butler
Sep 11, 2014 Julie Finney Orcas belong in oceans!
Sep 11, 2014 Michelle Boutte End captivity of these beautiful magnificent animals!! They belong in the wild, not captivity for human enjoyment!!!
Sep 11, 2014 Michele Tippins Inhumane!! Weighs heavy on my heart!! Gods creatures derserve to be FREE!!! Angets me that corp business is more concerned with revenue than life!!!
Sep 11, 2014 Traci Wood All wildlife should be wild, that's why we call them wildlife.
Sep 11, 2014 Sharon Muran
Sep 11, 2014 Dianne Fosh Would you like to live in a cage ?
Sep 11, 2014 shannon snider

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