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BREAKING NEWS -- On November 14th, 2016, the New York Times reported that Pizza the polar bear was being granted a temporary reprieve from its confines at the Grandview Mall Aquarium. While this is a victory, temporary doesn't mean permanent. And there are still hundreds of species suffering at this establishment. We must continue the fight below.
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The city of Guangzhou is located within China's southeast Guangdong Province. Within Guangzhou is the Grandview Mall Aquarium, an aquarium that, as its name indicates, shares space with a shopping mall.

According to PETA, the aquarium displays 500 species, including two polar bears, five walrus calves, six young beluga whales, and two Arctic wolves, all of which inhabit "barren enclosures that are too small for them to engage in natural behavior."

More than that, these animals aren't located in areas within the building that allow them natural air, or natural light.

In effect, as reported by spectators and the media alike, these animals are showing signs of extreme unhappiness. Intense pacing back and forth. Swimming in circles. Clawing at the walls.

This is not how animals should be treated; this is not how these animals are meant to live.

What stands in the way of better lives for these animals is the deputy general manager of the shopping center, Li Chengtang, who has denied claims specifically about the polar bear enclosure, but who has also said that these reports give a false impression of the venue, that these animals aren't actually kept in poor conditions.

It's clear that the Grandview Mall Aquarium isn't going to step aside, not without push from its government. We must call upon the governor of the Guangdong Province, Zhu Xiaodan, to enact change.

Sign below to not only force the closure of this inhumane aquarium, but to release its animals to loving sanctuaries.

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Dear Governor Zhu Xiaodan,

People across the planet have spoken: the Grandview Mall Aquarium is a disgraceful way in which to treat animals. The people have spoken, yes, but the shopping center in which this aquarium tragically resides refuses to listen. In fact, they refuse to acknowledge the inhumanity at all.

Whales aren't meant to swim in circles. Wolves and foxes aren't meant to pace back and forth within a pen. Polar bears aren't meant to claw at walls.

These animals deserve better. While they cannot be released into the wild, they deserve to live within something as near to their natural habitat as possible. The Grandview Mall Aquarium is not it.

Governor, because the shopping center refuses to cooperate, it's now up to you to force this change. I demand that the Grandview Mall Aquarium be closed immediately, and its animals be released to proper sanctuaries, so that they can recover from their mistreatment and live their lives in peace.


Petition Signatures

Dec 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 SALLY SHUMSKY
Dec 9, 2017 Tedd Moore
Dec 9, 2017 Irene Gratacos
Dec 7, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 3, 2017 Jeanne Cambouris
Dec 3, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Dec 3, 2017 Alyssa Marie Antes
Dec 3, 2017 Eileen Kulp
Dec 2, 2017 massimo marchesini
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
Dec 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2017 Nico Dabajo
Nov 27, 2017 Edwin Rodriguez This is cruel punishment
Nov 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 22, 2017 Natalia Drzewicka
Nov 22, 2017 Kristel Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Trisha Soles
Nov 22, 2017 Tammy Swoboda
Nov 22, 2017 Jamie Phillips
Nov 22, 2017 Stuart Petrie This is mental and physical cruelty. Free this poor animal now.
Nov 21, 2017 janet phail-droege
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 21, 2017 Lesley Bolton
Nov 21, 2017 Kathy Sutter I'm sure that Pres.Trump didn't even think to bring this topic up on his visit, as he doesn't even care about human rights
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2017 Myrian Monnet
Nov 20, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Nov 20, 2017 sharon GOODING
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 Rebecca Dunne
Nov 19, 2017 mauro torelli
Nov 19, 2017 aya oda
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Nov 19, 2017 Beverly Schwarz
Nov 19, 2017 Janina Brzezina
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Emma Brooks
Nov 17, 2017 beth daimler
Nov 17, 2017 Chris Macy
Nov 17, 2017 Anna Sergi
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 HELGA Jelus
Nov 17, 2017 Valentina Rossini
Nov 17, 2017 Ann Ohme
Nov 16, 2017 Nancy Rooney

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