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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


Aug 14, 2018 Sheryl Segraves
Aug 14, 2018 Lourdes Acevedo
Aug 14, 2018 Sharon Cohen
Aug 14, 2018 Lori Bryant
Aug 13, 2018 Susie Nameen
Aug 13, 2018 Margaret Surmiak
Aug 13, 2018 Dilhara Soyza
Aug 13, 2018 Edward Jepson
Aug 13, 2018 Stéphanie MONCADE
Aug 13, 2018 Elaine Coburn Until we extend the circle of compassion to all living things, we will not ourselves find peace. ALBERT SCHWEITZER
Aug 13, 2018 Robert Stroud
Aug 13, 2018 meg jones
Aug 13, 2018 Tammy Gregg
Aug 13, 2018 suan beatthe
Aug 13, 2018 JOANNA TWIGG
Aug 13, 2018 Joseph Ambat
Aug 13, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Aug 10, 2018 natasha damien
Aug 10, 2018 BARBARA CONSOLO
Aug 8, 2018 Michael Crowden
Aug 7, 2018 Kathryn Carson
Aug 7, 2018 Angela Hall
Aug 6, 2018 Candice Sexton
Aug 6, 2018 Carla Miranda
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 5, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Aug 4, 2018 Hiedi Tan
Aug 4, 2018 Edy Soto
Aug 4, 2018 Evgenia Bludenova
Aug 3, 2018 Ann Johnson
Aug 3, 2018 tamyra Basinger
Aug 3, 2018 Anita Sutton
Aug 2, 2018 kiki stachtidou
Aug 2, 2018 Angie Lambert
Aug 1, 2018 Melissa Kalt What?!
Jul 31, 2018 Deborah Kerns
Jul 31, 2018 Mishelle Vislisel
Jul 31, 2018 Catherine King-Chuparkoff
Jul 31, 2018 Lucia Flakus
Jul 31, 2018 Camille Clarke
Jul 31, 2018 Rachelle Craft
Jul 31, 2018 ANDROULLA SAVVA
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Jul 30, 2018 Ana Andre
Jul 30, 2018 Pam Freilich
Jul 28, 2018 hameau catherine
Jul 28, 2018 Kimberly Flores
Jul 28, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 25, 2018 Terri Sammarco
Jul 25, 2018 Joke Brussen

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