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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

Jan 20, 2018 Felicia Wilson
Jan 17, 2018 Anna Borys-Malek
Jan 14, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Jan 14, 2018 norma graciela varrone cancio
Jan 13, 2018 Sheri Nolen
Jan 13, 2018 Cathy Saunders
Jan 11, 2018 carla renders
Jan 9, 2018 Beth Hukill
Jan 6, 2018 Davina Lee
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Jan 4, 2018 Marsha Smith
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Jan 2, 2018 Chinanan Khurasee
Dec 30, 2017 Trina Snow
Dec 29, 2017 Judy Budge
Dec 29, 2017 Martial Dangu
Dec 27, 2017 Chalien Noir
Dec 27, 2017 Linda Diers
Dec 25, 2017 Michael Frye
Dec 25, 2017 Jackee Goforth
Dec 24, 2017 clare stoddern I demand that the Grandview Mall Aquarium be closed immediately,
Dec 23, 2017 Annie Hatzakorzian
Dec 23, 2017 Maargie Hancock
Dec 22, 2017 Diane Chavez
Dec 22, 2017 Jessie Bowen
Dec 21, 2017 Beatrice Zuin
Dec 21, 2017 T.J. Pitts
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Dec 18, 2017 Ludmila Dmitriev-Odier
Dec 18, 2017 Tracy Arcure
Dec 16, 2017 Ms. Jonnie Allert
Dec 16, 2017 Valeria Ceron
Dec 16, 2017 Anna Rossini
Dec 16, 2017 Helen Auzins
Dec 15, 2017 Donna Brock
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Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 SALLY SHUMSKY
Dec 9, 2017 Tedd Moore
Dec 9, 2017 Irene Gratacos
Dec 7, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Dec 3, 2017 Jeanne Cambouris
Dec 3, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Dec 3, 2017 Alyssa Marie Antes
Dec 3, 2017 Eileen Kulp
Dec 2, 2017 massimo marchesini
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
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