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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.

Sign Here

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

Oct 21, 2017 Kerstin Warnecke
Oct 20, 2017 Christina Brown
Oct 20, 2017 Monica Preis
Oct 20, 2017 Liliana Fiorini
Oct 20, 2017 Linda Romano
Oct 20, 2017 wendy woodward
Oct 20, 2017 KELLY F
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Winifred Boyd
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 patricia wolff
Oct 19, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Oct 19, 2017 Dana Ashton We must all adopt an honorable code of ethics towards animals. Our planet and the fabulous creatures living here are in distress.
Oct 19, 2017 Petra Klages
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2017 Alson Sachs
Oct 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) This poor bear should be released to the wild or an appropriate sanctuary.
Oct 19, 2017 Valerie Kingins
Oct 19, 2017 Beth Reimel
Oct 19, 2017 Tana kent
Oct 18, 2017 ian languido
Oct 18, 2017 Regilyn Ewangan
Oct 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2017 Susanna Pohto
Oct 17, 2017 mariann sandberg
Oct 17, 2017 Pamela Ierubino
Oct 16, 2017 Josh Goldberg
Oct 16, 2017 Sue Coughlin
Oct 15, 2017 Jennifer Reed
Oct 15, 2017 Regina Powell
Oct 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 15, 2017 Athina Peter
Oct 14, 2017 irene schweizer
Oct 14, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Oct 14, 2017 Joan Winchester
Oct 14, 2017 Astrid Süßbrich
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Adriana Quarin Di Santolo
Oct 13, 2017 Callie Bagdon
Oct 13, 2017 petra danis
Oct 13, 2017 angelika wegner
Oct 13, 2017 thomas wegner
Oct 13, 2017 Astrid Laban
Oct 13, 2017 Gabriela Gurdziel
Oct 13, 2017 Marion Brannaschk Keine Tiere in Einkaufszentren. Sie gehören in die Freiheit oder in ein Reservat, in dem sie in Ruhe leben können.
Oct 12, 2017 Tim Eaton
Oct 12, 2017 Ellen Gurtner
Oct 12, 2017 Nancy ONeal
Oct 12, 2017 Alexandra Juvancic
Oct 12, 2017 Jacek Stam

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