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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


Aug 14, 2018 wilma meek
Aug 14, 2018 Elena Mclellan
Aug 13, 2018 DAVID ORTIZ
Aug 12, 2018 Lesley Bolton
Aug 12, 2018 susanna randazzo venturelli
Aug 11, 2018 Jemma Gordon these majestic animals belong in the wild!
Aug 8, 2018 Wendy Green
Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 7, 2018 Laetitia Crapa
Aug 5, 2018 Jane Brownlow
Aug 5, 2018 Robert Ortiz
Aug 4, 2018 (Name not displayed) Save the orcas
Aug 4, 2018 David Chang
Aug 4, 2018 Sandy Pyron It’s time to do something! For years I have sat by and watched others fight for our precious animals on this Earth who man is killing or abusing. I want to do my part and help the whales! The dolphins! All animals who are near extinction! Save Orca!!
Aug 4, 2018 Sisko Jyrälä
Aug 4, 2018 Caitlin Lewis It’s inhuman.
Aug 4, 2018 Alana Reeves
Aug 4, 2018 Paul Foulger
Aug 3, 2018 Elva Munro
Aug 3, 2018 Danielle Stidham
Aug 3, 2018 Kirilly Cull
Aug 3, 2018 sandra sofka
Aug 3, 2018 Dale Drouin
Aug 2, 2018 Claudia Frosch
Aug 2, 2018 Tonya Raikes
Aug 2, 2018 Debbie Ogle
Aug 2, 2018 Donald Schwartz
Aug 2, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
Aug 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2018 Megan McGovern
Aug 2, 2018 Karen Bruce
Aug 2, 2018 CAROL BECK
Aug 2, 2018 Paulette Tipper
Aug 2, 2018 K.E. von Wittelsbach
Aug 2, 2018 Angela Joyner
Aug 2, 2018 Sophie Fortier
Jul 31, 2018 Miriam Navarro
Jul 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2018 Samantha Gitman
Jul 30, 2018 Chantal Brand
Jul 30, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jul 29, 2018 Camilla Tabor This needs to end NOW
Jul 29, 2018 Lyony Watts Utterly cruel. These poor creatures......let them go!
Jul 29, 2018 (Name not displayed) This barbaric abuse of orcas and other sea animals that is happening right under our noses, needs to be stopped.
Jul 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2018 Ugo Teixeira Werneck Vianna
Jul 25, 2018 maddie k
Jul 24, 2018 L. Loftus End captivity!
Jul 22, 2018 Marilyn Miravalles
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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