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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 22, 2017 Lisa Radford ENOUGH...an end to man'kind's abuse and greed...respect, love, humanity
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
May 15, 2017 angela tomui
May 15, 2017 Lisa Ramirez
May 15, 2017 Michelle Mainieri
May 14, 2017 Ginny Combs
May 12, 2017 Tony Buitrago
May 10, 2017 jessica price
May 9, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
May 9, 2017 Mary Salerno
May 9, 2017 Dat Tran
May 9, 2017 India Quinn Keeping Orcas in captivity is barbaric and immensely cruel, they need to be in the wild.
May 8, 2017 Lara Hembom
May 7, 2017 Victoria Rubarski
May 6, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri Orcas are highly intelligent, social animals. In captivity, they are deprived of the interactions they would normally have within their pod family. They often have stunted lifespans & huge health issues while being forced to perform unnatural behaviors!
May 6, 2017 Annika BRUNA
May 6, 2017 Catherine Ricciardo
May 5, 2017 Pamela Llewellyn
May 4, 2017 Nancy Lauzon
May 3, 2017 Natalie Kovacs
May 3, 2017 Matías Fuertes
May 2, 2017 Stefania Rembosz
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Jo Smith
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Melissa Dunham
Apr 30, 2017 Faby Diez No more killing
Apr 26, 2017 Ruth Fichtner Mag. Dr.
Apr 23, 2017 Joan Woods
Apr 23, 2017 Christy Goldstandt
Apr 21, 2017 Jewell Batway
Apr 21, 2017 Gloria Harris
Apr 21, 2017 Sanand D
Apr 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Kelly Nestleroad
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 15, 2017 Susannah Gelbart BOYCOTT! No more tanks!
Apr 15, 2017 Anthony Read
Apr 15, 2017 Jessica Mackenzie All creatures deserve a decent life which you can not give them in captivity they need to be in the open waters. Oceans
Apr 14, 2017 Virginia La Fleur
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 13, 2017 Katrina Shawley
Apr 13, 2017 Marilyne Chenuet
Apr 12, 2017 Britt Stegerhoek
Apr 11, 2017 Sharmini Sewpersad
Apr 11, 2017 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Apr 11, 2017 Igor Balint
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