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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

Sep 19, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 18, 2017 Sara Perron
Sep 17, 2017 Sherry Compton
Sep 17, 2017 Meghan Croyts
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Sep 16, 2017 Benita Deere-Koch
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Sep 15, 2017 Kerstin Murr
Sep 15, 2017 Julie Tyler
Sep 14, 2017 Corrina Parker
Sep 14, 2017 Lin Oliver
Sep 14, 2017 Peter Bobbermen
Sep 14, 2017 Deborah Moore
Sep 14, 2017 Tanya Lenn
Sep 13, 2017 Anna Duplant
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Sep 13, 2017 Mary Galiani
Sep 13, 2017 Gillian Lee
Sep 13, 2017 Yvonne Kramp
Sep 13, 2017 Rod Davis
Sep 13, 2017 Diane Best
Sep 13, 2017 janese hexon
Sep 13, 2017 Nichole Canino Mellerke
Sep 13, 2017 Monika Jakubik
Sep 13, 2017 jane Leavitt
Sep 13, 2017 barbara gale
Sep 13, 2017 Sherry Frey-Brown They are to meant to live anywhere accept their natural habitat malls, zoos, aquariums....
Sep 13, 2017 Paula Pucharella
Sep 13, 2017 jackie lewthwaite
Sep 13, 2017 Shannah Tenner
Sep 13, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Sep 13, 2017 Robin Mayne
Sep 13, 2017 Louise Harrison
Sep 13, 2017 Evelyne DOMPMARTIN-DERI
Sep 12, 2017 sandra barker
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Sep 11, 2017 Kristi Ellenberger
Sep 11, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Sep 11, 2017 drue cali
Sep 11, 2017 Trixie Santos
Sep 9, 2017 Michelle Maisonave
Sep 9, 2017 Eleni Panagiotidou
Sep 9, 2017 Grisell Garcia
Sep 9, 2017 Mandy Statham OMG!..That is so sad...those poor animals.. Money is so evil n makes people so selfish to just make more.
Sep 9, 2017 Stevie littrell
Sep 8, 2017 Barbara Parks
Sep 8, 2017 Krystal Burroughs
Sep 7, 2017 Barbara Robbins
Sep 6, 2017 Setsuko Yamamoto
Sep 6, 2017 Mara Mandell

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