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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,

Petition Signatures


Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 judith hast
Oct 20, 2014 suzy sayer
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Orcas are beautiful and magnificent ceatures that deserve to live there lives in the wild. Image someone taking youvour environment making you do tricks. Its inhumane!
Oct 20, 2014 Laura Wojtowicz
Oct 20, 2014 Cathy Stupak
Oct 20, 2014 Jennifer Bilodeau
Oct 20, 2014 Lucille Motes Orca Whales deserve to live in the wild where they belong. Seaworld is a water zoo. Please release them into the wild.
Oct 20, 2014 Ela Amanecer Please free all Orcas in captivity!
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help stop the abuse of these beautiful creatures! Boycott sea world!
Oct 20, 2014 Paula Buckley
Oct 20, 2014 Laurena Johnson
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Pana Amarang
Oct 20, 2014 Sophie Owen
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Already said and well put
Oct 20, 2014 Jade Logan
Oct 20, 2014 Katrina Ulv
Oct 20, 2014 Lup Karina
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) I agree with the printed message here. Those held now probably cannot go back to the wild, but no new animals should be captured and put in that stressful situation in the future. It is not right. They belong with their pods and natural habitat.
Oct 19, 2014 Michelle Gent
Oct 19, 2014 Shannon Pickel Let them be Free! <3
Oct 19, 2014 Judy karah It is totally unnatural and cruel...for the purpose of profit.
Oct 19, 2014 Carol Fegan
Oct 19, 2014 sharon mangrum
Oct 19, 2014 Denise Redmond
Oct 19, 2014 Willie Markley Stop it. Ya dingus.
Oct 19, 2014 Caroline Hawks It is completely wrong to capture and contain these deeply intelligent, powerful animals for exploitative entertainment and profiting. They all need to be set free, and this practice must be discontinued.
Oct 19, 2014 sharon morgan
Oct 19, 2014 peter fallon
Oct 19, 2014 Erin Haney SET THEM ALL FREE NOW!!
Oct 19, 2014 angela lowe
Oct 19, 2014 hadad calin
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) Set the Orca's free....and stop feeding people bogus information about them
Oct 19, 2014 Suzanne Danielson
Oct 19, 2014 Nicholas Lindquist
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Angelina Turnbull
Oct 19, 2014 Debbie Dickson I've seen BLACKFISH and I will NEVER, EVER visit SEAWORLD again.
Oct 19, 2014 tracy phillips
Oct 19, 2014 Carol Kletke Free all if the Orcas from captivity
Oct 19, 2014 Tammy LeMaster
Oct 19, 2014 mari engelhardt set them free, we have no right to exploit these magnificent creatures, it is cruel perhaps you should be put in chains to experience captivity?
Oct 19, 2014 rose-ann lynn liberty
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Helen Fraser SETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREESETTHEMFREE!
Oct 19, 2014 Joana Gui The place of these animals is in the wild
Oct 19, 2014 Jaime Vital Free these beautiful animals from captivity and release them back into the oceans. I will not return to Sea World until this injustice is resolved.

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