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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 1, 2015 Lisa Delabre
Apr 1, 2015 Diane Gaertner
Apr 1, 2015 Judith Rosenstein
Apr 1, 2015 Judith Susser
Apr 1, 2015 Pamela Bishop This is not only exploitative, it is animal cruelty.
Apr 1, 2015 Kristine Keefer
Apr 1, 2015 Marsha Whitty
Apr 1, 2015 Sharon Sauro
Apr 1, 2015 Gary Denese
Apr 1, 2015 Helen Handlin
Apr 1, 2015 Celine Walsh
Apr 1, 2015 Adriane Smietana
Apr 1, 2015 Catherine Hubert
Apr 1, 2015 Marianela Delgado
Apr 1, 2015 Sue Bosman
Apr 1, 2015 Patricia Olson All the captive sea animals need to be set free.
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Sharman Woll Please turn them loose to rejoin their families. These animals, are very family oriented, and it isn't right, to keep them in captivity. Please, DO the RIGHT THING. Turn Them LOOSE ASAP. PLEASE!!! Thanks SO Much.
Apr 1, 2015 D Jean Shaw Living in the Pacific Northwest near the Orca pods in the Pacific Ocean, it is obvious these animals need to be free to live with their pods, not in tanks no matter how good the tank might be. Please end their captivity.
Apr 1, 2015 Betty Covington The Injustice of the Innocent & Voiceless!
Apr 1, 2015 Sydney Vilen I've worked on this issue since the 1970s. Why should it take so long to do the right thing?
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) As long as you hold orcas and other cetaceans in captivity, I will boycott your establishments and encourage my friends to do the same.
Apr 1, 2015 Beatrice Green To keep these animals in captivity goes BEYOND CRUEL, and all for the name of entertainment. Please free these animals at once! I WILL NEVER PATRONIZE or support Sea World. Sea World is VERY CRUEL to animals!!!
Apr 1, 2015 barbara flick I visited Sea World a few years back and was Extremely disappointed to see large bottle nose Dauphins in a overcrowded above ground swimming pool - I wanted to cry -how could anyone be so cruel to intelligent animals like that - shame on Sea World!
Apr 1, 2015 Kathryn Long
Apr 1, 2015 Anneliese Thompson Orcas do belong in the vast Oceans and not in a small chlorinated tank. It's a travesty for these beautiful animals. Please give them their freedom by letting them go back home where they belong.
Apr 1, 2015 Beth Doty
Apr 1, 2015 James Lull
Apr 1, 2015 Carol Pattee
Apr 1, 2015 mary kleinbach
Apr 1, 2015 Sandy Green Its a travesty that these and other creatures are kept in captivity in the name of money and human pleasure.
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) SeaWorld claims to have changed and improved its tanks, but I don't believe it is or will ever be enough. They and others should not be allowed to continue this inhumanity.
Apr 1, 2015 Crystal Ardelean
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Ann Vertrees "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Gandhi
Apr 1, 2015 Karl Kelley
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Melissa Studer
Apr 1, 2015 Elaine Bender
Apr 1, 2015 Denise Horning
Apr 1, 2015 Diane Henschke Please let these creatures live the wild and free life that they deserve.
Apr 1, 2015 sandy kopp
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Patricia Donatto
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2015 Britney Bergum
Apr 1, 2015 Shannon Biggar End the captivity of Orca's.
Apr 1, 2015 Janet Virnig
Apr 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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