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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 31, 2015 Sophie Jones
Jul 31, 2015 Ashleigh Morin
Jul 31, 2015 Kaitlynn Hurtado This needs to stop!
Jul 31, 2015 Sally S PETERS
Jul 31, 2015 Linda Raatz
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Susan Armistead, M.D.
Jul 30, 2015 charmaine conaghty
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2015 ruth ferguson
Jul 30, 2015 Alexandra Barrows Sea World will never build a tank big enough to hold these beautiful animals even half way comfortable.
Jul 30, 2015 Sondra Marchant
Jul 30, 2015 J G
Jul 30, 2015 david pringle
Jul 30, 2015 Elizabeth English If Seaworld "loves" their whales, they'd end the Orca shows and end the captivity of all it's whales. How can they be so blind that these whales belong in the sea with their pod, not in a tank used as "entertainment." It's sick, cruel and unusual.
Jul 30, 2015 Kathy Holland
Jul 30, 2015 J Ramirez
Jul 30, 2015 Carlos Diaz
Jul 30, 2015 Vanessa M Guerra Stop this madness now!!!
Jul 30, 2015 melissa scott The orca does not belong in Sea World. They belong in the Ocean. They were there before us.They should have rights also.
Jul 30, 2015 Amanda Hanson
Jul 30, 2015 Heather Lacks
Jul 30, 2015 Nicole Lay
Jul 30, 2015 Leona De Boer
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2015 Erika Agnew
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Leave all sea animals in the wild. They are in the wild for a reason. People swim with Orcas in the wild every day but you hear about killings when they are in captivity. Do the math people. Rehabilitate the Orcas in captivity and set them free.
Jul 30, 2015 Janis Masino
Jul 30, 2015 Delmira Nuncio Leave the orcas in the wild. Mankind are not meant to capture these or dolphins, for mankind's entertainment...
Jul 30, 2015 jo roberts After watching the documentary on SeaWorld and orcas I couldn't believe their suffering .They should be roaming the oceans not stuck in a tank. Its no wonder they have killed they must be in a watery hell .SET THEM FREE !!!
Jul 30, 2015 crystal graves
Jul 30, 2015 Shelley Rollins
Jul 30, 2015 Laura Christie
Jul 30, 2015 Jay Lancaster
Jul 30, 2015 Vivian Gonzalez
Jul 30, 2015 Lisa Relyea Cetaceans require more space and freedom than they get in a human built environ. If business has those resources and truly cares for animals It could repurpose to animal rehab.and preservation. Enviro disasters. Gov't's and oil $ and invest in tourism.
Jul 30, 2015 TRISH DAVIDSON
Jul 30, 2015 Tatjana Kink
Jul 29, 2015 Chris Sayles
Jul 29, 2015 Lehadus Teo
Jul 29, 2015 Alice Ndene
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 Abigail Jefferson
Jul 29, 2015 Brandi Locricchio These fish need to be free like they wee ment to be
Jul 29, 2015 Kitty Mer-Kitty All animals have the right to live free in their natural habitat and not fear being murdered by stupid humans who have no soul. It is our duty to protect our animals, we are their voice and we must make a stand!
Jul 29, 2015 Jessica Gordon
Jul 29, 2015 Desirea Mauren So sad, release these animals from the fish bowls!
Jul 29, 2015 Allison Westrick
Jul 29, 2015 Alex Pappas
Jul 29, 2015 Robyn M.

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