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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

Feb 24, 2018 Lynne Minore
Feb 23, 2018 A Martin
Feb 23, 2018 Lisa Rastatter
Feb 23, 2018 Eric Stiff
Feb 23, 2018 Stacey McRae
Feb 23, 2018 Morena Pichardo
Feb 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2018 Cynthia Marzett
Feb 23, 2018 simone Vargas
Feb 23, 2018 Diane Ward
Feb 23, 2018 Maria Mariorenzi
Feb 22, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Feb 21, 2018 Keith Cliver These animals deserve better! They are NOT for the entertainment of moronic citizens.Your country should be ashamed!
Feb 21, 2018 Marley Mcdermott
Feb 21, 2018 LINDA FANCHER
Feb 21, 2018 Ann Conney
Feb 21, 2018 Nancy Olson
Feb 21, 2018 Rochelle Phillips
Feb 21, 2018 Liza Ruiz
Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Socorro Wapelhorst
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 20, 2018 Nora Sachs
Feb 20, 2018 Jennifer Gaffney
Feb 19, 2018 G. Tompkins
Feb 19, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Prideaux
Feb 19, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
Feb 19, 2018 Mary Lyda
Feb 19, 2018 Mireille Baré
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Casey
Feb 19, 2018 Pat Parkin
Feb 19, 2018 carol patton We are losing this species -- they will be extinct in our lifetime. You must not use polar bears for entertainment or any other reason. Free them. Now
Feb 19, 2018 Sheila Dempsey
Feb 18, 2018 Barbara Siewert
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Linda Dankmeyer
Feb 17, 2018 Claudia Jarrett
Feb 17, 2018 Cindy Potter
Feb 16, 2018 ANA ALEMAN
Feb 16, 2018 Dana Norton
Feb 16, 2018 Mindy Schech
Feb 15, 2018 Karla Krohn
Feb 14, 2018 maria lopez
Feb 14, 2018 Carol Felicello
Feb 14, 2018 Rahile Mehdiyeva
Feb 14, 2018 Graham Gove

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