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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

Jun 21, 2018 Patricia Maeder
Jun 20, 2018 Cheryl K. Wenberg
Jun 20, 2018 Heather Yargus
Jun 20, 2018 Tina Watkins
Jun 20, 2018 Caroline Joels
Jun 20, 2018 Wendy Lukowitz
Jun 20, 2018 Rodney Kolar
Jun 19, 2018 Beverly. Speirs
Jun 19, 2018 Faith O'Neil
Jun 19, 2018 Sarah Barrett This is shocking, who on earth thought this was a good idea. It is pure cruelty. Close this now and release the poor animals back in the wild where they belong.
Jun 19, 2018 Maria Manzo
Jun 19, 2018 Elena Sorokina
Jun 19, 2018 Judi Luthy
Jun 19, 2018 Susan Starkie
Jun 19, 2018 J Trainor
Jun 18, 2018 Vicki Peters
Jun 18, 2018 Michelle Townsend
Jun 18, 2018 Susan Decker
Jun 18, 2018 Rena Fafalios
Jun 18, 2018 Kathy Baer
Jun 18, 2018 Bernie Doherty
Jun 18, 2018 Tamara Bacon
Jun 18, 2018 Frederik van der Vyver
Jun 17, 2018 Jennifer Evans
Jun 17, 2018 Jackie Maloof
Jun 17, 2018 Susan Belden
Jun 16, 2018 Bridget Hopper
Jun 16, 2018 Tama Chan
Jun 12, 2018 Angie Hyde
Jun 10, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
Jun 10, 2018 Thomas friedman
Jun 10, 2018 Jill Tew
Jun 8, 2018 (Name not displayed) Je préconise de signer toutes les pétitions sur les extinctions d'animaux sauvages en priorité car il est est fort probable que nous ne faisons que reculer notre propre extinction dans l'état ou sont les choses..
Jun 8, 2018 Cheryl Michaelis
Jun 7, 2018 Janice Murphy-Ellison
Jun 7, 2018 Anita Carter
Jun 7, 2018 Cecilia Brandon I don't even understand who would enjoy seeing this in a shopping mall, something really wrong with this picture. Can't believe this has not being solved I see this news for years now. Will you wait until this poor animal dies?
Jun 7, 2018 Stacey Lightfoot
Jun 7, 2018 Linda Millar
Jun 6, 2018 carole MASSENET
Jun 4, 2018 Mollie Vreeland
Jun 1, 2018 Virginia Brinkmann
Jun 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Jack Martin
May 31, 2018 Lili Shintani
May 31, 2018 Pauline Desilets
May 30, 2018 Sherry Compton
May 30, 2018 Kara Cartee

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