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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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Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Free Shamu and Friends. Because it is the right thing to do.
Sep 20, 2014 taylor rice Stop!
Sep 20, 2014 Mark Stafford
Sep 20, 2014 Shannon Lybarger
Sep 20, 2014 Lindsay Foehrenbach
Sep 20, 2014 Nancy harvey
Sep 20, 2014 Lisa Revercomb
Sep 20, 2014 Gloria Wetzel
Sep 20, 2014 Colleen Moskalyk They belong in the wild!
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Free all orcas!!!! Those holding them in captivity should be held in captivity themselves !!!!
Sep 20, 2014 renee epperson
Sep 20, 2014 Alivia Lee
Sep 20, 2014 Brenda Amuso
Sep 20, 2014 Janice Briggs
Sep 20, 2014 Stacie Miller
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Sep 20, 2014 Jill Zandstra
Sep 20, 2014 tristan west
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Sep 20, 2014 paula sheldon
Sep 20, 2014 stacy shannon
Sep 20, 2014 Teresa Elliott
Sep 20, 2014 Kylie Bowen
Sep 20, 2014 Amelia Moore These beautiful souls are not here for our entertainment
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Sep 20, 2014 audri hooper
Sep 20, 2014 Anni Lundahl
Sep 20, 2014 Moumanti Podder
Sep 20, 2014 Fernanda Gomes
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Sep 20, 2014 Cathrine Hribar
Sep 20, 2014 Margo Hill
Sep 20, 2014 j k
Sep 20, 2014 Terri Edmond
Sep 20, 2014 Edith Kugel
Sep 20, 2014 Kelli Steel
Sep 20, 2014 Kris Cooper They're not ours to use for entertainment!
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) I will never take my children to Sea World and will make sure they know why.
Sep 20, 2014 seema chakraborty
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Totalmente de acuerdo,los animales deben vivir en su hábitat natural,se debe parar el lucro.
Sep 20, 2014 Heather Sabian
Sep 20, 2014 Marcia Mery
Sep 20, 2014 Laurie Jensen Would you keep your child in one small room for the rest of his life? Animals are no less worthy than humans
Sep 20, 2014 Kathryn Nathan
Sep 20, 2014 Ross Sampayo Its disgusting how we treat animals, kidnapp, solitude, artificial insemination (rape), punishments for not cooperating, tiny confinements, disturbing levels of noise causing a lot of distress....Sounds very similar to torture methods used in guantanamo!
Sep 20, 2014 Harold Aylsworth
Sep 20, 2014 Christine OBrien
Sep 20, 2014 Holly Stillman Release those poor Orcas. Your depriving them of the life they were meant to have for entertainment. So sad!
Sep 20, 2014 Maria Simao

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