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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

May 22, 2018 Petra Stadtmueller
May 22, 2018 Annamaria Rizzo
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Michelle Dingman
May 21, 2018 Julia French
May 21, 2018 jen plishka
May 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Amy Plamann
May 21, 2018 Catherine Wilcox No animal should be imprisoned in an alien environment. Animals are not ours to exploit. Save this poor bear from a life of misery!
May 21, 2018 sarah weisberg
May 20, 2018 M T
May 20, 2018 ki paul
May 20, 2018 Melissa Lewis
May 20, 2018 Cathy Fuller A shopping mall is no place for wildlife. Polar bears belong in the wild !
May 20, 2018 karen wood
May 20, 2018 William Steele
May 20, 2018 Verona Petrou
May 20, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
May 19, 2018 Rhonda Spaulding
May 19, 2018 Lisa Hayes
May 19, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
May 19, 2018 Melissa Callaghan
May 19, 2018 Chay Krasner
May 19, 2018 Reidun Carstens
May 19, 2018 Donna Parker
May 19, 2018 Leslie Slater
May 19, 2018 pam f
May 19, 2018 Freda Barrett
May 19, 2018 Axa Tolonen
May 19, 2018 Gerard Traub
May 18, 2018 Julie Wild
May 18, 2018 Kirki Coleman
May 18, 2018 Mani S
May 18, 2018 Andre Meaux
May 18, 2018 Karen Myers
May 18, 2018 Margery Hughes
May 18, 2018 Donna Hart
May 18, 2018 Wayne Brummer
May 18, 2018 Jaci Taylor
May 18, 2018 Katie Neyens
May 18, 2018 Tania D'Agostino
May 18, 2018 Julanne Nowak
May 18, 2018 Dennis Gaida
May 18, 2018 Donna Selquist
May 18, 2018 Stephanie Wood
May 18, 2018 Cristina Carvalho
May 18, 2018 Wendy Novick
May 18, 2018 Sheila Pedraza Animals are meant to be free
May 17, 2018 faye munro

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