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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

Jul 20, 2017 Susan Bain
Jul 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2017 Hal Trefry
Jul 20, 2017 Bernadette Scott This is a wild animal............. let it roam in the WILD.
Jul 19, 2017 Julie Haugen
Jul 19, 2017 Lynette Nielsen
Jul 19, 2017 Alice Rondeau
Jul 18, 2017 Dina Ciaramaglia PLEASE STOP this endless torture and murder of these helpless innocent animals! They are not "items", they are living breathing creatures that FEEL this PAIN!
Jul 18, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 18, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Jul 18, 2017 Pamela Benton
Jul 18, 2017 Débora Camilo
Jul 18, 2017 Jamie Reifman
Jul 18, 2017 Helena Freeman
Jul 18, 2017 JIMMY RIVERA
Jul 17, 2017 FRAN REYES
Jul 17, 2017 Ellen Prior
Jul 17, 2017 Anne-Marie Henkes
Jul 16, 2017 Sevasti Kaziales
Jul 16, 2017 odette sempere
Jul 15, 2017 charin Suárez
Jul 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2017 chantal bieri
Jul 14, 2017 JOHN RUDOLPH
Jul 14, 2017 Bonnie Walsh
Jul 14, 2017 Shayne O'Brien
Jul 14, 2017 Yeanette Menjivar
Jul 14, 2017 Shelley Tsuji
Jul 14, 2017 Susan Joyce
Jul 14, 2017 suzy Henderson
Jul 14, 2017 Tuleen Stewart-Brown
Jul 14, 2017 steve marley
Jul 14, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Jul 14, 2017 Karen Hurst Stop making profits off of animals that constantly suffer because of it.
Jul 14, 2017 Joni Armstrong
Jul 14, 2017 Anne Romanow
Jul 14, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Jul 14, 2017 Matilde Ravizza
Jul 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2017 Jocalynn Lambert
Jul 11, 2017 Carla Horn
Jul 11, 2017 Nancy Albanese
Jul 11, 2017 Nanni Corbell
Jul 11, 2017 OLGA COTTO
Jul 10, 2017 Misty Hatcher
Jul 10, 2017 Zorock Hazen
Jul 10, 2017 Ursela Rabe
Jul 10, 2017 Sue Ellen Lupien

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