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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


Jun 17, 2018 AM OSCOY MAKING MONEY OVER ABUSE/CRUELTY WILL NEVER HAVE A ANY SANCTUARY IN HEAVEN OR ANY KINDA SAVING GRACE WHEN WE PASS! LIFE IS A DRESS REHEARSAL!
Jun 15, 2018 Grace Stephens
Jun 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Let these dolphins go and stop being so cruel
Jun 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 11, 2018 laura haworth
Jun 8, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 8, 2018 Eric Larrivee
Jun 8, 2018 Ellen McCann
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 e jardon
Jun 8, 2018 Ashley Cascante
Jun 7, 2018 Rosemarie La Cour
Jun 7, 2018 Cheryl Keim
Jun 6, 2018 Joyce Filauri
May 29, 2018 Wendy Dalton
May 29, 2018 Sally Wynn
May 28, 2018 Maria Manzo It is absolutely horrific what they do to these animals……ignorants think they are fish because they live in the water ignoring the very complex family grups they live in and how intelligent they are
May 26, 2018 Tania D'Agostino
May 25, 2018 Nicole Goberdhan
May 25, 2018 Sandi Bowen
May 25, 2018 Jill Banta
May 24, 2018 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
May 23, 2018 Annie Krochmalny
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Lori Grochowski
May 22, 2018 Jasmyn Gray
May 21, 2018 Wanda Anthony
May 21, 2018 CHRISTOPHER CLARK
May 21, 2018 Kate Evans
May 21, 2018 michelle dorado
May 20, 2018 Caroline McGregor
May 19, 2018 Marilynn Baldwin
May 17, 2018 Terri Robb
May 16, 2018 Lindsay Dominguez
May 16, 2018 Lori Parr
May 16, 2018 Nicola Marsden
May 15, 2018 Ann Conney
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 12, 2018 Kelsey MacLeod This needs to end.. EVERYONE WATCH BLACKFISH and then tell me this is a healthy place to take children...
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 6, 2018 Rhea Osland Boycott Sea World until they free the orcas and all cetaceans.They don't belong in captivity.
May 6, 2018 Anais Cudel
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2018 Nikki Ao
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 24, 2018 Ed Kothe
Apr 16, 2018 Jeannine de Baenst

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