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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 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 19, 2018 Susan Pappalardo
Feb 19, 2018 Julie carter
Feb 19, 2018 YVONNE HALL
Feb 14, 2018 aya oda
Feb 14, 2018 Lewis Williams Free the Orcas. NOW... Your business is cruel and dying as it should be. You will be unemployed soon. I know none would would go to SeaWorld now. Nobody, period. Happily, end of story.
Feb 11, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2018 marianne cresci
Feb 11, 2018 Kati Sonnenburg
Feb 7, 2018 Gail Gray - Habig This is a cruel thing to do to any living animal... STOP IT and LET THEM GO to their natural Habitat..
Feb 7, 2018 Michelle Johnson "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi
Feb 5, 2018 clara dixon
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed) Free the orcas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feb 4, 2018 Samantha Staub
Jan 31, 2018 Callie Bagdon
Jan 30, 2018 Robert Rancilio
Jan 29, 2018 Petra Heistermann
Jan 28, 2018 Emer Keaveney
Jan 28, 2018 Glenn Odagawa
Jan 28, 2018 Virginia Lippert
Jan 28, 2018 Angel Liet
Jan 28, 2018 Jeanette King It is time to change the tide of captivity, please oven sanctuary now.
Jan 28, 2018 philip louis
Jan 26, 2018 elizabeth chavez let them go all the oceans animals esp orcas n dolphina theyre not here for us to watch trained tricks n shows
Jan 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2018 Anne Thane Nielsen Captivity of Orcas is pure cruelty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! End of forever please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2018 jakson maciel alves de sousa People should be ashamed of watching without doing anything to stop their suffering.
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Great
Jan 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Daisy Costa
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 Kathy May Let them free in their habitat... Greediness has destroyed humanity. Sea world will never get a dime from me or whomever I know! Stop the Abuse!!!!!!!!
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Orca’s don’t belong in a tank... STOP inslaving them for a couple bucks...let them free into the ocean where they belong!!
Jan 2, 2018 LESLIE EDSTROM
Jan 2, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jan 1, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop the captivity and capturing for profit!!
Jan 1, 2018 Monique Smith It is cruel to keep these animals in pools. Humans have alot to answer for. My Karma bite you all in the ass.
Jan 1, 2018 Inessa Shakhnazarian
Jan 1, 2018 Mette Poulsen
Jan 1, 2018 Karin Waldner
Jan 1, 2018 Chantelle Rautenbach
Jan 1, 2018 Birgit Spicker
Dec 31, 2017 Mariana Caceres
Dec 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 31, 2017 Tricia Vargas These beautiful creatures deserve to live the life they were intended to in their natural habitat, not performing tricks for human profit while being grossly mistreated. SeaWorld will never get another dime from my family and I will tell everyone I know.

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