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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


Jul 27, 2014 Laila Holt
Jul 27, 2014 Wendy Olek
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Leah McElroy People would rather see the orcas returned to their natyral habitat than watch them in a show. Keeping them confined in tanks is abuse!!!
Jul 27, 2014 Maria Keese When my children were younger in took them to Sea World in Texas And Florida. I live in San Antonio now, and I would no more go to Sea World than I would try to fly. Shame on them.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Jeff Baker Please do not hold gods creatures in captivity !
Jul 27, 2014 Maggie Finkelstein Most inhumane way to treat animals. These gigantic animals are not meant to be captured & placed in a pool nearly has big as they are with no room to roam. They are need to be free in their natural habitat of the ocean with no human contact.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Victoria Jameson Watched blackfish - seaworld you and your trainers are disgraceful
Jul 27, 2014 Vishtaspa Darius Dalgaard Let the animals be free!
Jul 27, 2014 Paola Donata Zanin
Jul 27, 2014 Joyce Hume
Jul 26, 2014 Kelli Carter
Jul 26, 2014 Mackenzie Mccoy
Jul 26, 2014 Balvant Ganatra
Jul 26, 2014 Hannah Warburton
Jul 26, 2014 Marie Bednar
Jul 26, 2014 Margarita Solis
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop! Put them back into their natural habitat and you all go find HONEST work that doesn't victimize a living creature. REVERENCE FOR LIFE
Jul 26, 2014 Mallory Knight
Jul 26, 2014 Diane Lilley
Jul 26, 2014 Laura Clark
Jul 26, 2014 Daniel Fineberg
Jul 26, 2014 Jane Kareth These magnificent animals belong in the wild. LET THEM GO!!!!
Jul 26, 2014 Becky Wieser We Fight for are Freedom everyday, what gives anybody the right to deny other creatures from being able to live free in their habitat. That we are destroying that as well.
Jul 26, 2014 Mimi Hanlon animals belong in their natural habitat, not for tricks and shows and gawking at, all need to live the lives they were born to live, set them free
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 Debrah Stack Please do the right thing!
Jul 26, 2014 Dian Keller I live in Florida, not far from SeaWorld. I am boycotting SeaWorld. It is my hope that others will do the same.
Jul 26, 2014 mehmet gurcan
Jul 26, 2014 Mary Rock Orcas are made to be in the WILDERNESS not in captivity!
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2014 Jonnie Lester
Jul 26, 2014 Megan Rodriguez
Jul 26, 2014 Megan Rodriguez Sea world are piece of shit for doing this to the wild a
Jul 26, 2014 (Name not displayed) Nothing and no-one belongs in captivity,only assholes belong in jail for doing cruelty like this
Jul 26, 2014 Kendall Phillips
Jul 26, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 26, 2014 Stephanie Kemp
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Ajay thota
Jul 25, 2014 Cathy Smith
Jul 25, 2014 casie smirl It's terrible they aren't meant to be in captivity for humans amusement
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Sam Nanayakkara Sea world stop this right away.!! This is cruel .!!!
Jul 25, 2014 NELSON RAMIZ
Jul 25, 2014 Linda Hertzler
Jul 25, 2014 Gail Provinciano-Lippens

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