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Recently, Heart, Willie Nelson, and the Barenaked Ladies chose to cancel concerts at SeaWorld after viewing the Blackfish documentary. Stand with these entertainers by joining the boycott. Sign today!
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Established in 1964, SeaWorld is an aquatic themed park which provides its visitors with close encounters with marine wildlife like belugas, dolphins, and orcas, also known as killer whales.

According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, SeaWorld holds the vast majority of the world's captive orca whales which appear in shows. These performances are the current cornerstone of SeaWorld's entertainment model.

Orcas are highly intelligent, social animals. In captivity, they are deprived of the interactions they would normally have within their pod family structure. They often have stunted lifespans and numerous health issues while being forced to perform behaviors and tricks they would never exhibit in the wild. These impressive animals are almost constantly in motion, can dive as deep as 195 feet, and travel as far as 100 miles in a day, a range which no tank or aquarium can offer. Deprivation of natural habitat and social bonds often causes the whales to display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild.

SeaWorld's exploitative practices cannot be allowed to continue. Boycott SeaWorld until the company ends its policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

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Dear SeaWorld C.E.O. Jim Atchison,

Until SeaWorld ends its policy of captivity for orcas and other cetaceans, I am writing to inform you that I will be boycotting your establishment and will be encouraging my friends and peers to do the same. It is cruel and exploitative to keep these highly intelligent, social animals away from their natural habitat and pods simply for the sake of human entertainment.

Under the stress of captivity, these animals display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild. Trainers have lost their lives to frustrated whales lashing out, and countless near-misses go unreported.

If SeaWorld is truly concerned about the welfare of the animals it cares for, it would end captivity for orcas and other cetaceans. Your organization has the unique capacity to play a heroic role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of whales rather than using them as entertainment.

I will not support your company's exploitative practices and will encourage my friends to join me in the boycott until you end your policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Oct 1, 2014 Georgina Sulamita Valle Please....Orcas release.
Oct 1, 2014 Tammy Whitworth
Oct 1, 2014 Sarah Fisher
Oct 1, 2014 daniele maisetti
Oct 1, 2014 Stefano Fuschetto
Oct 1, 2014 Gudrun Sparrow
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Let them live free
Sep 30, 2014 Kim Toomey
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 Erendy Torres
Sep 30, 2014 Olivia Kossuth
Sep 30, 2014 Margriet Rous
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2014 renee picci
Sep 30, 2014 Lorraine Pierre
Sep 30, 2014 Carla Caston
Sep 30, 2014 ludmila vorobieff
Sep 30, 2014 Randall Collins
Sep 30, 2014 Paila Aparicio
Sep 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) I really feel very sorry for the captive orcas and other cetaceans. I can only imagine how they must feel being held in captive, away from their family. This is soooooo wrong - WHERE IS YOUR HEART!?!?! Oh I remember, taking the $ to the bank. SHAME!
Sep 30, 2014 Debbie Horn
Sep 30, 2014 DONNA HERRIMAN
Sep 30, 2014 Hollie Toland
Sep 30, 2014 Catherine Campbell Keeping Orcas in captivity is no different then when we keep humans in captivity and that should only be when we are violent and go to jail but otherwise it is not right for us or Orcas or dolphins either as we are all mammals.
Sep 30, 2014 paola matteucci
Sep 30, 2014 TUIMOC Chapman letting them be free,this is why they do it to both humans and animals alike and unlike, they dont want all the creatures of the earth to live, they would rather do their version of "controling" populations,Kill earth is their motto fuck everyone else.
Sep 30, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Sep 30, 2014 Rene Volpi It's time you hear the voice of the people, Seaworld...seriously.
Sep 29, 2014 Huney Goh
Sep 29, 2014 Mary Boorman SeaWorld needs to be put right out of business. They have no business being in business.
Sep 29, 2014 Denise Reichert
Sep 29, 2014 Caroline Branca
Sep 29, 2014 christine benson
Sep 29, 2014 Debbie Chapman free them
Sep 29, 2014 deirdra moncue
Sep 29, 2014 Mary Kissane
Sep 29, 2014 Connie Cornett If a human is caged that is against the law it's against their will, if animal is caged is called taking care of them, shame shame shame please free the orchids
Sep 29, 2014 Gabriela Moreno
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) They should live out their lives in freedom
Sep 29, 2014 laura logiudice stop
Sep 29, 2014 Fiona straessle Morrison
Sep 29, 2014 liz linares
Sep 29, 2014 Liinamaria Nelson I do not agree with Sea worlds deceptive and cruel handling of these sacred animals, how their babies are separated from them, how they are exposed to an environment nothing like their natural environment, I will never go to Sea world again.
Sep 29, 2014 golara asefi Your organization is an absolute shame to humnanity and it's beyond belief that you are allowed to operate in the 21st century and make a profit imprisoning, torturing and killing these beautiful and intelligent beings. You belong in jail for your crimes.
Sep 29, 2014 Norma Villarreal
Sep 29, 2014 Heather Oetker Please listen to the people and stop holding orcas and dolphins captive. Mounds of research show this is a true tragedy placed upon these creatures. The time for trying to pull the wool over the publics' eyes is done. The public WILL thank you!
Sep 29, 2014 Nelda Farrow
Sep 29, 2014 Jackie McNeely-Estes
Sep 29, 2014 seona shaw
Sep 29, 2014 Anne Stephenson All whales deserve to live free.

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