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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


Feb 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) Dolphins and whales should not be kept in captivity for humans' entertainment.
Feb 24, 2017 Marie Hernandes
Feb 23, 2017 Tracy Coots
Feb 22, 2017 Ellen White Absolutely disgusted with sea world and the lies they tell about the mental and physical health of these intelligent creatures. No one deserves to live their life in a bathtub, preforming in exchange for food.
Feb 20, 2017 Ellinor Karlsson
Feb 19, 2017 Jean HIXSON
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 17, 2017 Lynn Kahl
Feb 16, 2017 MARTHA LIBIA HERRERA
Feb 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Let Orcas swim free in the ocean it's cruel to keep in captivity
Feb 16, 2017 Darian Mark
Feb 16, 2017 Denise Knecht
Feb 16, 2017 Amy Sharpe
Feb 15, 2017 Maggie Curtice
Feb 15, 2017 Suzanne Stephens
Feb 15, 2017 Nico Sandman
Feb 13, 2017 Sharon brink
Feb 13, 2017 Claude Roulet
Feb 12, 2017 Leslie Williams
Feb 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2017 Gail Roberts
Feb 12, 2017 ELENI DEMETRIOU
Feb 12, 2017 Susanne Eckert
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 9, 2017 trina courneyea i hate seaworld they are a disgrace i cant wait for them to be shut down for good what they are ding to the animals in captivity is in humane and it needs to stop
Feb 9, 2017 Beverley Errington Put your business to better use....
Feb 9, 2017 Kristine Worley
Feb 9, 2017 Joyce Morimoto
Feb 9, 2017 Leslie Dancer
Feb 9, 2017 Sharon DelOrefice
Feb 9, 2017 Lacey Smith
Feb 9, 2017 Camille Barron
Feb 9, 2017 stephen townsend
Feb 9, 2017 tianna hyde
Feb 9, 2017 sally hyde
Feb 8, 2017 lori Davidson
Feb 6, 2017 matt black
Feb 6, 2017 Jack Martin
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 4, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 4, 2017 Kathleen Tennyson
Feb 4, 2017 Linda Anderson Set them free to a safe sanctuary!
Feb 4, 2017 Lasha Wells
Feb 3, 2017 Milithza Silva
Feb 2, 2017 Angela Day
Feb 2, 2017 Anna Duvall exploitative practices!
Feb 2, 2017 Lena Jalke-Fehrm

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