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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

Mar 21, 2018 Joanne Thielen
Mar 21, 2018 Christine Blakely
Mar 21, 2018 Lynn Krikorian
Mar 21, 2018 Pam Smyth
Mar 20, 2018 Linda Borner
Mar 20, 2018 Lothar Schmidt
Mar 20, 2018 Ursula Bellof
Mar 20, 2018 Karola Windweh
Mar 20, 2018 Maren Mitchell
Mar 20, 2018 majella hunston
Mar 20, 2018 CAROL BECK
Mar 19, 2018 Kay Mann
Mar 19, 2018 Lesley Adamson Polar bears in malls is crazy. If people want to see them, the bears should be in their natural habitat.
Mar 18, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 18, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Leaper Please force closure of this inhumane aquarium and release its animals to loving sanctuaries.
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Clark
Mar 18, 2018 Mike Dollard
Mar 18, 2018 Lourdes San Jose
Mar 17, 2018 Lisa Li
Mar 17, 2018 Helen Tam-Semmens
Mar 17, 2018 Alice Elissen
Mar 17, 2018 Suzanne Lenhart
Mar 17, 2018 Nurit Dagan
Mar 16, 2018 Joan Heezen
Mar 16, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 15, 2018 Krystina Boyle
Mar 15, 2018 Angela Danzik
Mar 15, 2018 Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa
Mar 15, 2018 Kylie White
Mar 15, 2018 Tonya Green
Mar 15, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
Mar 15, 2018 Karen Phylow
Mar 15, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 15, 2018 Martine TRACQUI
Mar 15, 2018 Lynne Morand
Mar 15, 2018 hEATHER Knowles
Mar 15, 2018 Wendy Springstead A shopping mall???? Come on now.
Mar 15, 2018 Marianne Grill
Mar 15, 2018 Paige Pinder
Mar 15, 2018 susan shawket
Mar 15, 2018 Christine Brazzell
Mar 15, 2018 Linda Campbell
Mar 14, 2018 Tom Rarey
Mar 14, 2018 Carla Montes
Mar 13, 2018 Francine Traniello
Mar 13, 2018 irene riviere
Mar 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 12, 2018 Dorothy Vandermey please stop

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