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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


Aug 22, 2017 Diane Riffel Orcas and dolphins don't need to entertain people in captivity! They need to be Free!
Aug 22, 2017 MELANIE MINNICH THIS IS JUST AS BAD AS THE EATING ELEPHANTS PETITION!! INHUMANE! HOW ABOUT YOU GO INTO THE BABY POOLS AND WE WILL THROW FOOD AT YOU FOR TRICKS AND STARVE YOU IF YOU DON'T!!
Aug 22, 2017 Jenni Slaven
Aug 22, 2017 Doreen Walter
Aug 19, 2017 Raeanna Jewel
Aug 18, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2017 Jeanette Rea
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 17, 2017 Victoria Gonzalez Free these beautiful creatures, they deserve the life that they are supposed to live and freedom that should be given!
Aug 17, 2017 Alyssa Hartman
Aug 15, 2017 Tracy Anher
Aug 15, 2017 Dale Peterson
Aug 14, 2017 Mike Michaels
Aug 14, 2017 Amy Chevalier
Aug 14, 2017 Carolyn Mauser
Aug 14, 2017 Catherine Belanger
Aug 13, 2017 Francie Rawl
Aug 11, 2017 Linda Emerson I will admit that when I was much younger and uninformed, I visited Seaworld and was enthralled with the animal acts. Fast forward a bit and I am no longer uninformed or unaware of the plight of these magnificent creatures living in captivity.
Aug 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2017 Beverly Rector
Aug 11, 2017 Wendy Moorhouse please stop using these beautiful sea creatures as entertainment & STOP capturing them from the wild it is so cruel & distressing for the mammals
Aug 10, 2017 Diana Zimmerman
Aug 10, 2017 Katie Popiel
Aug 10, 2017 Marco Escalante
Aug 10, 2017 Barbara Dunning
Aug 10, 2017 Shona Steere
Aug 10, 2017 Joanne Thielen Free the orcas.
Aug 8, 2017 Inês Correia
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 Justine Boneberg
Aug 6, 2017 Laurine League Let them go!Free them!
Aug 5, 2017 Evelina Kopcheva
Aug 4, 2017 Miriam Patterson
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) Free the innocent whales!
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Patti Mealy
Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Aug 2, 2017 Diana Khiev-Leang Save the whales, love the earth!
Aug 2, 2017 Damian Symonette Free the Whales! <3
Aug 1, 2017 Sharmila Perera
Aug 1, 2017 Barbara Smuts
Aug 1, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jul 31, 2017 Monika Saluter
Jul 31, 2017 L B Dill
Jul 29, 2017 Carole Aloi Orcas don't belong in captivity. If you care about these beautiful animals, you need to stop keeping them captive in a small space where they are subject to infections that they can't fight in this small space.
Jul 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2017 Nancy Daniel
Jul 28, 2017 Kim Chapman No animal should be forced to live in these terrible conditions. These are wild animals and should not be enslaved and exploited. SeaWorld and similar places are just circuses and no wild animal belongs in this captivity

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