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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 19, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
Jul 19, 2018 regula hess
Jul 19, 2018 Octavia Salerno
Jul 19, 2018 Summer Patterson
Jul 19, 2018 Lola Schiefelbein
Jul 18, 2018 Kelsy Steiner
Jul 18, 2018 William Schultz
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Jul 18, 2018 sharmini sewpersad
Jul 18, 2018 Margaret Wood
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Jul 17, 2018 Sue Michelson
Jul 17, 2018 Bree Gosselink
Jul 17, 2018 Sherri Young
Jul 17, 2018 Joyce Frievalt WHAT??
Jul 17, 2018 Ingeborg Perner
Jul 17, 2018 Heide-Marie Henniger
Jul 17, 2018 Tara Spires
Jul 17, 2018 Megan Pearlman
Jul 17, 2018 erin craig
Jul 17, 2018 Mary Lou Salatino
Jul 17, 2018 Joan Autry STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW!!
Jul 17, 2018 Deborah Salivar-Keene
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Jul 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2018 Diane Steward
Jul 17, 2018 susan barta
Jul 17, 2018 Deneisa Hemmings
Jul 17, 2018 Christine Snyder
Jul 17, 2018 Martine Tramson
Jul 17, 2018 Karen Watkins
Jul 17, 2018 Alana Kaplan
Jul 17, 2018 Kirsten Van Heurck
Jul 17, 2018 Sarah Von Beanz
Jul 17, 2018 Karen Scarlet
Jul 16, 2018 Mark Jennerjohn
Jul 16, 2018 Teresa Browning
Jul 15, 2018 Cindy Reed
Jul 15, 2018 Denise Belliveau
Jul 14, 2018 Vicki Roman
Jul 13, 2018 Pamela Powell
Jul 12, 2018 mary blanford
Jul 11, 2018 Celina Fiorino
Jul 8, 2018 Brenda Cunningham
Jul 7, 2018 Lillian Kraemer
Jul 7, 2018 Muriel K.
Jul 7, 2018 Donna Pacheco
Jul 4, 2018 Dianne Channell
Jul 3, 2018 michel guillou
Jul 3, 2018 Lydia Benoist

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