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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


May 25, 2015 Nicholas Flanagan
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 Caroline Calvo People need to stop and think about what they're doing. How would you feel if someone came and took your children away with a net, right in front of the whole family, and you knew that they would be taken away to be used in some circus act? Its ridicolous
May 24, 2015 Alice Sansonetti
May 24, 2015 Laura Smith
May 24, 2015 Jeannette Rochon
May 24, 2015 John Marchesi
May 24, 2015 Laura Rowhan I have just watched the documentary black fish and I'm absolutely horrified to learn that SeaWorld are still in operation. It is nothing but greed and cruilty. I hope the business collapses and the orcas are set free.
May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Let the whales go! You have exploited these highly evolved animals in the name of the almighty dollar. Let them return to their habitats and families and find an honest way to make a living that doesn't rely on the exploitation of animals.
May 24, 2015 ruth casey
May 23, 2015 Brett Fletcher Forcing these intelligent animals to spend their lives in what amounts to bathtub is heartless and cruel. Shame on you SeaWorld.
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) STOP exploiting orcas and all other captive animals. They deserve to live naturally, as the beautiful, wild animals they are, not enslaved beings taught to perform tricks.
May 23, 2015 Gregory Pemberton Participate in the human experience and free the animals you have imprisoned. Sham on you for being greedy and not thinking of these creatures.
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2015 mendi kaye smith Let these whales GO!!!! stop taking them from the wild from there families how would you feel if someone took your baby
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2015 Anne Naglo
May 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Kim Froehlich
May 22, 2015 Jeremy Harrison-Smith
May 22, 2015 Alex Hartop SeaWorld is a business. They only care about profit and not for the animals. This is absolutely disgusting and needs to stop.
May 22, 2015 Jack McMackin Such behavior can never be glossed over with those digesting ads on TV... Shame !!!
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 sarah barnes
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Robert Jack We see your shameless ads every day about how healthy your whales are only to fall on deaf ears. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize captivity for those intelligent creatures is wrong.
May 22, 2015 Barbara Holmes If they really are animal activists like they say they could stop showing animals like this and spend all that money on conservation rather than exploitation. They recently spent 10 million on a PR campaign.
May 22, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 22, 2015 Jane Young
May 22, 2015 Lorraine Andersen Please set these beautiful creatures free!!
May 21, 2015 Judith Perlstein I have been boycotting your facilities for the past 8 years! My granddaughters will NEVER set foot in a Sea World park until you stop exploiting orcas and other cetaceans!
May 21, 2015 Rita Vaccarino All living creatures should be FREE! Orcas should be freed not living in a tank.. This cruelty plain & simple.
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 stacey O'shea
May 21, 2015 lisa Chadwick-Firman
May 21, 2015 Pamela McDonough
May 21, 2015 Betty Finley
May 21, 2015 Britney Bergum
May 21, 2015 Alende Devasia
May 21, 2015 Anthony Pfohl
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) I'm actually disgusted and horrified that they still say these animals are happy in captivity
May 21, 2015 Steve Howard
May 21, 2015 Alvena Pauls
May 21, 2015 chiara maria fumi
May 21, 2015 Daphne Philos
May 21, 2015 Michelle Kuykendall
May 21, 2015 Alan Haas
May 21, 2015 Alexia Ramirez
May 21, 2015 Ruhi Thallon This 'entertainment' and treatment of highly intelligent sentient beings is not only out dated but very cruel & is slavery. All these animals have been ripped from their families & natural habitats. We should no longer support this or captive breeding.
May 21, 2015 Janet Chase

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