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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 25, 2017 Jim Spooner
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 24, 2017 JoLayne Fritz
Mar 24, 2017 robin mccormick Polar bears are endangered, leave them in a natural habitat not a mall...
Mar 24, 2017 david stanley
Mar 24, 2017 Claudia Hartwig
Mar 24, 2017 Diane Sposili
Mar 24, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Mar 23, 2017 Susana Osorno
Mar 23, 2017 michael mascioli
Mar 23, 2017 Barbara J Anderson
Mar 23, 2017 Karen Bunch
Mar 23, 2017 Monika Saluter
Mar 23, 2017 John Duda
Mar 23, 2017 J Kies
Mar 23, 2017 Kathy Fujimoto Who on earth would think this is OK??? The stupidity and inhumanity of humans is mind boggling where animals are concerned. ZERO awareness of what these animals truly need. Not to mention just the complete lack of compassion for their well-being.
Mar 23, 2017 Gina Gagen
Mar 23, 2017 Linda Brown
Mar 23, 2017 Cynthia Hoyle
Mar 23, 2017 Kimberly Quinones
Mar 23, 2017 Ash Rawal
Mar 23, 2017 Julia Caliari
Mar 23, 2017 lia schiltmans
Mar 23, 2017 Rosa Pereira
Mar 23, 2017 Sonja Macura
Mar 23, 2017 Felecia Markham
Mar 23, 2017 Melvin Michael
Mar 23, 2017 tammy oare
Mar 23, 2017 Sabrina-Martha Steelandt
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2017 Lisa Nordine These animals deserve better!!! Please release them to the sanctuaries!
Mar 21, 2017 Valéria Menicucci
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Sellma Batalha
Mar 20, 2017 sally timmins
Mar 19, 2017 Ms. Carla Compton, Activist/Advocate
Mar 19, 2017 Martine Riscalla
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 19, 2017 Donna Niedermyer
Mar 18, 2017 Cinzia Giunta

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