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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


Dec 5, 2016 Shaun Mecalfe SeaWorld is cruel and exploits beautiful animals in a bathtub
Dec 3, 2016 Jose Saenz
Dec 3, 2016 Frances Jauregui
Dec 3, 2016 Kathleen Savitscus These social animals should not be exploited. They should live in their natural habitat.
Dec 3, 2016 Marie Sepeta You shorten their lives, make them stressed and unhappy, keep them from their pods/families, just for the pleasure of us selfish and self-centered humans. How cruel and unjust is that?
Dec 3, 2016 Zara Gennert
Dec 3, 2016 Diane Boulais
Dec 3, 2016 Emiliana Ribeiadio
Dec 3, 2016 Kathryn Clark If these animals were released now, they would not survive in the wild. Let all animals be, let them live in their natural habitat. They were meant to be free. Please let them be.
Dec 3, 2016 Frances Rudy
Dec 3, 2016 Sandra Domizio
Dec 3, 2016 Patricia Nye
Dec 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 3, 2016 Kim Thornadtsson
Dec 3, 2016 Natalie Solomon
Dec 3, 2016 Mark Phinney
Dec 3, 2016 Kelly Krambeck
Dec 3, 2016 Jennifer Gibbons
Dec 3, 2016 Laurie Karp
Dec 2, 2016 Roxanne Duffel
Nov 29, 2016 Katie Lopez There's a reason why God made the Ocean
Nov 29, 2016 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Nov 28, 2016 Pedro Muniz Animals shouldn't be caged
Nov 28, 2016 Kelly Galati
Nov 28, 2016 Elismar Espada
Nov 28, 2016 Greg Peralta
Nov 28, 2016 Constantina Galati
Nov 27, 2016 Victoria Tofts
Nov 25, 2016 Elaina Valzania Wild animals should never be held in captivity. Stop exploiting whales and dolphins for your profits.
Nov 23, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Nov 22, 2016 Sabrina Smart
Nov 22, 2016 BobbyKat LittleCub
Nov 22, 2016 Ana Albuquerque
Nov 22, 2016 Melody Safken
Nov 21, 2016 Susan Daubenschmidt LOVE OUR MOTHER EARTH !!! LOVE OUR MOTHER EARTH!!!
Nov 21, 2016 Amy Buquo
Nov 20, 2016 Barbara Toering Enough of the bean counting Ceo's and companies profiting from wildlife. Have a HEART would you like to live in Prison and caged for the rest of your life. Be Kind please and think this through it's not fair to the animals.
Nov 20, 2016 Lisa Sherman
Nov 20, 2016 Martine Macmillan
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Nov 17, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Sebnem Oguz
Nov 17, 2016 Jennifer O'Dwyer
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Nov 16, 2016 Ingrid Bichler
Nov 16, 2016 Joan Welte
Nov 16, 2016 Sarah Knotts
Nov 13, 2016 Sara Camacho
Nov 13, 2016 Victoria Peyser
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