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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Frederik van der Vyver
Jun 17, 2018 Jennifer Evans
Jun 17, 2018 Jackie Maloof
Jun 17, 2018 Susan Belden
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Tama Chan
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Thomas friedman
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) Je préconise de signer toutes les pétitions sur les extinctions d'animaux sauvages en priorité car il est est fort probable que nous ne faisons que reculer notre propre extinction dans l'état ou sont les choses..
Jun 8, 2018 Cheryl Michaelis
Jun 7, 2018 Janice Murphy-Ellison
Jun 7, 2018 Anita Carter
Jun 7, 2018 Cecilia Brandon I don't even understand who would enjoy seeing this in a shopping mall, something really wrong with this picture. Can't believe this has not being solved I see this news for years now. Will you wait until this poor animal dies?
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Linda Millar
Jun 6, 2018 carole MASSENET
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 2, 2018 ELIZABETH SAPPINGTON
Jun 1, 2018 Virginia Brinkmann
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Jack Martin
May 31, 2018 Lili Shintani
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 30, 2018 KATHLEEN TENNYSON
May 30, 2018 Sherry Compton
May 30, 2018 Kara Cartee
May 30, 2018 Brandi Shelby
May 30, 2018 marie blanche brabant
May 29, 2018 Lorraine Glenn
May 29, 2018 michelle dorado
May 29, 2018 mary pasanen
May 29, 2018 BOUR Claire
May 29, 2018 Clément Bour
May 29, 2018 Felicia Weiner
May 29, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
May 28, 2018 Fabiola Vasquez
May 28, 2018 madeleine dao
May 28, 2018 raisa hebra
May 28, 2018 Nicole Lambert
May 28, 2018 Roel Miranda
May 28, 2018 Anna Clark
May 28, 2018 Maria Manzo Pardom my coloquial language but fuck chinese
May 28, 2018 Linda Wiltshire
May 28, 2018 Rosa María Montés
May 28, 2018 Claudia Moorman
May 27, 2018 Susan Mazza
May 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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