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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,

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Mar 25, 2017 Linda howe
Mar 25, 2017 Kyriaki P
Mar 25, 2017 Fay Tahmassbi
Mar 25, 2017 Alice VanKoevering
Mar 25, 2017 linda farrar
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Mar 25, 2017 Janet Coleman
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Mar 25, 2017 Margy Renner
Mar 24, 2017 Dorine Shaner
Mar 21, 2017 Harpreet kaur
Mar 20, 2017 J. Scott
Mar 20, 2017 Roger Williams
Mar 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Carolyn Taylor
Mar 20, 2017 Kendra Boyle Stop the killings! Save the whales!
Mar 20, 2017 Jennifer Lindridge
Mar 20, 2017 Simone Justa
Mar 19, 2017 Josh Clark I think it absolutely disgusting that you keep whales here never mind the other sea creatures. They have such small tanks and it's ridiculous I hope we manage to sign enough petitions to get this place closed down for good and free the nanamils!!!!!!!
Mar 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 19, 2017 Beth Botcherby They belong in the sea not tiny little tanks!!!!!!
Mar 19, 2017 Nicole Lorandt
Mar 18, 2017 Marianna Alexandros
Mar 18, 2017 Andrew Brockbank
Mar 18, 2017 Valerie Hanner
Mar 18, 2017 Mary Sullins
Mar 17, 2017 corinne etancelin
Mar 17, 2017 Jennifer Brandt
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Let them go back to the sea
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Orcas suffer in captivity they belong in the ocean
Mar 17, 2017 Jossie Moran Captivity kills. .!
Mar 17, 2017 Audrey Farrelly
Mar 17, 2017 Angela Tune
Mar 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2017 Denise Dynan
Mar 17, 2017 Raleigh koritz
Mar 15, 2017 brice jones
Mar 15, 2017 denise hernandez
Mar 15, 2017 Alson Sachs
Mar 15, 2017 Andreas Sachs
Mar 14, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Mar 12, 2017 Madeleine Gläser
Mar 12, 2017 Dominique Barre
Mar 11, 2017 Sugeno Chiharu
Mar 11, 2017 Laura Smith Inhumane! Stop this cruelty immediately!
Mar 11, 2017 christina reekers
Mar 11, 2017 Paul Ruddock
Mar 10, 2017 Marilyn Ramos

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