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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


Oct 14, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 14, 2017 Ilse DePriest
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 13, 2017 Giovanna Martinez
Oct 13, 2017 Stacey Olphin
Oct 13, 2017 Linda Burrows
Oct 12, 2017 jennifer litzau leave animals alone, go vegan
Oct 12, 2017 Sherry McCullough
Oct 12, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 11, 2017 Susan Kaye This is the same ABUSE as we accuse other countries of. Why do we condone this when we should take immediate action to free these worthy sea animals
Oct 11, 2017 Gail G
Oct 9, 2017 Dave Panzeri When will you realize that they do not belong in small prison like tanks...you should all be ashamed of yourself...
Oct 9, 2017 Debra Gannon
Oct 9, 2017 Jean-Nicolas Mathy
Oct 9, 2017 Darja Kadenšek
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2017 Kerry Trice
Oct 8, 2017 Jennifer Ahlstrom Free all captive whales
Oct 8, 2017 Odalys Nanin
Oct 8, 2017 Deb Menez
Oct 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) These animals deserve to be free and live in the wild.
Oct 8, 2017 Carol Simpson I will not EVER patronize any Sea World again ... the treatment of these Whales and other Sea life is Intolerable !! I will encourage ALL my Friends and Family to do the same .
Oct 8, 2017 joy nelson these amazing animals should never have to die for our entertainment and for profit
Oct 8, 2017 Lesley Cowie Neither these nor any other animal should be kept in captivity unless they are in such danger that they must be protected.
Oct 8, 2017 susan atkins
Oct 8, 2017 Shara Shillcock
Oct 8, 2017 Sue Case These animals deserve to live free in the ocean where they belong.
Oct 8, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please free them. Captivity is no life for a wild animal!!
Oct 8, 2017 Silvia Zazzaro Free orcas
Oct 8, 2017 Viviane Lima
Oct 8, 2017 Luann Bearer
Oct 8, 2017 Kristina Neckel
Oct 8, 2017 Vicky ROADHOUSE
Oct 8, 2017 Meribel Rojas No more captive wildlife!!
Oct 8, 2017 Emma Steward
Oct 8, 2017 Andrea Finamore
Oct 8, 2017 Nicola Thieme
Oct 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2017 Mariska Hielckert
Oct 8, 2017 Aimi Clarke I want never step foot in seaworld. Their barbaric treatment of marine animals especially orcas is nothing but disgusting abuse.
Oct 8, 2017 Caroline Beavis
Oct 8, 2017 Susan Bilski
Oct 8, 2017 Sabha Abedaziz
Oct 8, 2017 Joe Ward
Oct 2, 2017 Jadyn Grandshaw PLEASE END ORCA CAPTIVITY!!!!!!!!
Oct 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Barbara gale
Oct 2, 2017 Valérie Drianne
Oct 1, 2017 Marsha Traylor
Sep 29, 2017 Georgette Belanger

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