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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,

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Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Holly Rosenfeld All Orcas should be left in the wild. Sea World has to STOP exploiting these beautiful creatures
Jul 25, 2014 Cissy Hull
Jul 25, 2014 Steffi Schulz
Jul 25, 2014 Sandra Boyer An animal with as much room as the ocean needs more than a small tank. It would be like a human living in a playpen for its entire life.
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 sandra Muhl Reading that Orcas can live up to 50 years old and more, and that in a theme park the average age lifespan is 4-5 years breaks my heart. This is unnatural, cruel, all for the purpose of money making. Please end the captivity of whales and dolphins.
Jul 25, 2014 Linda Clarkson Enough Seaworld!!
Jul 25, 2014 Marian Straka
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 karen murphy
Jul 25, 2014 Carol Yonov Please end your captivity and showing or Orcas as well as any other animal which has their same needs of being with family and freedom to travel. To compare the lifespan of a captive Orca with one in the wild, there is no justification for keeping them.
Jul 25, 2014 denise trombley
Jul 25, 2014 Myrna Escalona
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) No need for this now
Jul 25, 2014 Caroline Knight
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed) Ban seaworld from inhumanly keeping orcas from their natural habitat. If you want to see an orca, go see one where they belong, the ocean!!!
Jul 25, 2014 hanna kühne
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 germar krauß
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Judit Kacso
Jul 25, 2014 Helen Phillips Who cares about your business model - you are trading in lives. If these were humans it would be called slavery. How about a new mission statement for you - 'If we wouldnt do it to our children we wont do it to sea creatures'.
Jul 25, 2014 Lesley Campbell
Jul 25, 2014 ezra niessink Sea world is primitive! There are better ways to reach the objectives that sea world has.
Jul 25, 2014 Catherine Haynes
Jul 25, 2014 Sharon Wadsworth
Jul 25, 2014 Debbie Foster
Jul 25, 2014 Lisa O'Banion Seaworld has caused enough pain and suffering for the whales and the trainers family's. The whales are trying to tell you ignorant people to set them free. They've had enough torture!
Jul 25, 2014 Lene Hougaard Please stop using Orcas in Your shows, until then You should be a shame of Yourself:
Jul 25, 2014 Danielle Blythe
Jul 25, 2014 Cindy Cummings Befor we knew the harm done to this beautiful smart social animal keeping them in pool was fine but now we know the harm and the price and it is to high I loved seaworld as a child as an adult I am saddened by seaworld please do the right thing.😢
Jul 25, 2014 Ren Phoenix Orcas belong in the ocean, not tanks
Jul 25, 2014 Ashley Currier
Jul 24, 2014 Amy Jackson Ridiculousness.
Jul 24, 2014 Lynda Golding
Jul 24, 2014 Jennifer Hart Please have respect for these animals and put their welfare before your profits!
Jul 24, 2014 Robert Cope
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 terry forrest
Jul 24, 2014 Julie Marie Zidane This is the 21st century; Wild animals are meant to live in the wild - in the big blue sea - not to be held in captivity. Release them.
Jul 24, 2014 Cindy Cain Unless an animal is near exstinksion, it belongs in the wild.
Jul 24, 2014 Robin Brackman It's time to end orca and dolphin capture and captivity. It's time to let them be what they are.
Jul 24, 2014 Jessica young
Jul 24, 2014 Luanne Smith I think all animals should be left in the wild unless they're going extinct so they can rebuild their numbers
Jul 24, 2014 Nikki Neiswinter
Jul 24, 2014 Katie Steele STOP SEAWORLD!! LET THEM LIVE FREE LIKE THEY SHOULD BE!!
Jul 24, 2014 Christina Muller How you can continue to exploit such beautiful creatures and lie to the general public is beyond me. #boycottseaworld
Jul 24, 2014 sue robins

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