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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,

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Jun 29, 2016 Jessica Austin
Jun 29, 2016 Rylee Kelly Free them
Jun 29, 2016 Brooke Crabtree
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Jun 29, 2016 Aisling Langan
Jun 29, 2016 (Name not displayed) Sea world should most definitely free the whales. Regardless of how they are treated while in captivity, whales are meant to be living naturally and happily in the vast ocean. Forcing whales out of their homes and used for public entertainment is inhuman.
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Jun 28, 2016 Carly McFadden
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Jun 28, 2016 Taylor Dale
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Jun 28, 2016 cali Wallace
Jun 28, 2016 Lilly Drake
Jun 28, 2016 jamie worth hughs the bestest
Jun 28, 2016 Jonathan Hamm
Jun 28, 2016 Emily Moddelmog
Jun 27, 2016 (Name not displayed) These beautiful animals belong in the ocean. Not captive - free the wild animals
Jun 25, 2016 MichaEl Wittmann
Jun 24, 2016 Cathy Sikes
Jun 24, 2016 Kathleen Shann
Jun 23, 2016 susan closson
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Jun 23, 2016 Colleen Olson
Jun 23, 2016 Celeste Hewitt-Bombara Respect, preserve, and protect all creatures and their habitats!
Jun 23, 2016 Eric Rose Free Orcas now
Jun 22, 2016 Gianna Rostan
Jun 22, 2016 Shannon Sicocan
Jun 22, 2016 CHRIS KULCZAK
Jun 22, 2016 Toni-leigh Milner
Jun 22, 2016 Mark Turner
Jun 19, 2016 alan charles no seaworld
Jun 18, 2016 John Meader
Jun 18, 2016 Kristie Prevette You have the chance to make right what has been so wrong for years! Taking babies away from their Mother's and destroying their lives! I had NO IDEA this was going on and how bad it was until recently. Do the right thing-it's never too late!
Jun 18, 2016 Steve Gorrell No seaworld!!
Jun 17, 2016 Amanda Caires
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Jun 16, 2016 Margaret Bukuts
Jun 16, 2016 Leigh Coffey
Jun 16, 2016 Marcela Malvido Alvarez Yes! Free and ☺
Jun 16, 2016 Anna Clark Incarceration is punishment for an intelligent animal, as it is for us. They deserve to be free.
Jun 15, 2016 Heather Markle
Jun 15, 2016 Denise Breslin Humanity over greed and entertainment.
Jun 15, 2016 Donna Heaton
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