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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


Apr 18, 2015 gail prymock
Apr 18, 2015 Cassidy Mertz
Apr 18, 2015 Erin Ehrhardt Shame on you, SeaWorld!
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Doug Riley
Apr 18, 2015 T Hummell
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2015 Evelyn Kocket
Apr 18, 2015 Martha Jones
Apr 18, 2015 lyndsay heaton
Apr 18, 2015 Phyllis Campbell
Apr 18, 2015 Diane Wallace The documentary "Blackfish" had me very upset. The worst is the whales cannot live in a family as they would in the ocean. This has gone on far, far too long. Cruelty in the name of entertainment, that is all it is. Anything to make a dollar.
Apr 18, 2015 Julie Browning Stop This Free Orcas NOW
Apr 18, 2015 John M Bagnell
Apr 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Casey Hunnicutt
Apr 17, 2015 Ellen Fendrich
Apr 17, 2015 stacey krieger
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Tiffany Terry
Apr 17, 2015 Nicolas Riveros
Apr 17, 2015 Alana Furlow
Apr 17, 2015 Laurie Kunzie
Apr 17, 2015 sue hall
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 Meg Lunnum There is no enrichment in those tanks for any sea creature.
Apr 17, 2015 Lorraine Bohannon Leave these beautiful creatures alone!
Apr 17, 2015 Gordon Levy
Apr 17, 2015 Amy Chaloupka
Apr 17, 2015 C Collar
Apr 17, 2015 Anna atkins
Apr 17, 2015 Carol Harris
Apr 17, 2015 Sandra Mignone
Apr 17, 2015 Iris Begher
Apr 16, 2015 Carole Sherman
Apr 16, 2015 Mike Aquilino
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 caroline mc lean
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) Whales and other cetaceans are not for our entertainment. it should not be allowed to keep these beautiful creatures in captivity. Let's end this madness!
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed) All God`s creatures.
Apr 16, 2015 Keilani Onaona
Apr 16, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2015 Karen Bray
Apr 16, 2015 Ulla Johansson Why would anyone want to see captive animals?
Apr 16, 2015 Elisa Lindenmayer
Apr 16, 2015 Sue Stanton Let these beautiful creatues be FREE the way God meant them to be. SHAME ON YOU!!! FREE THE WHALES!!!!
Apr 16, 2015 sara mcconnell
Apr 16, 2015 Lucia DEAVILLE

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