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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!
Goal: 65,000 Progress: 40,544
Sponsored by: The Rainforest Site

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.


Petition Signatures

Aug 31, 2015 Salma Hannon
Aug 31, 2015 Milene Lima
Aug 30, 2015 Lisa Lliguicota
Aug 30, 2015 Thierry Chartier
Aug 30, 2015 Aurélie Amari
Aug 30, 2015 Bernadette Crespin
Aug 30, 2015 Jay Blank Its wrong what they do, and it needs to change as soon as possible
Aug 30, 2015 frances lightfine
Aug 29, 2015 Rupa Grewal The tank at sea world is ridiculously small! The whales should be set free! The ocean is their home, humans have no right to imprison them.
Aug 29, 2015 Paige Ashford
Aug 29, 2015 linda c boyd
Aug 29, 2015 Ashley Camacho I'm never taking my som to sea world! It is not okay to captivate such intelligent animals!!! I am disgusted that I enjoyed sea world as a child so blind to the reality of what was going on. Discontinue sea world let these creatures LIVE a beautiful life!
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) hey! SeaWorld employees, CEO on down, HOW WOULD U LIKE 2 B PENNED UP IN A SMALL CONFINING SPACE 4 THE REST OF UR LIFE? HUH??? HOW WOULD U LIKE IT??? God made man a better species than what ur doing; how will u answer Him on Judgment Day???
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) We have to change the way we behave as a species! It is time to move forward in progress! Animals should be free!
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2015 Courtney Gannon
Aug 29, 2015 Daniel Hanrahan
Aug 29, 2015 Susan Blyth
Aug 29, 2015 kim ryan
Aug 29, 2015 amanda llamas
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please just stop.
Aug 29, 2015 Rosemary Spann
Aug 29, 2015 Lola Schiefelbein
Aug 29, 2015 Rose May
Aug 28, 2015 Shelley Tsuji
Aug 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2015 Carolyn Marks
Aug 28, 2015 Alexander Dolowitz
Aug 28, 2015 Elizabeth Miller Please free the whales
Aug 28, 2015 Andrea Townsend
Aug 28, 2015 synthia brown gates Close sea world now!
Aug 27, 2015 karen gilleberg
Aug 27, 2015 Tanya Jensen
Aug 27, 2015 Arana Noema-Barnett
Aug 27, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 27, 2015 kimberly bridges
Aug 27, 2015 lisa johnson
Aug 27, 2015 Colleen Hibbard Please do the right thing
Aug 27, 2015 Pamela Llewellyn
Aug 27, 2015 Mackenzie Merritt
Aug 26, 2015 Alison Young
Aug 26, 2015 Amy Patrick
Aug 26, 2015 Nancy Horner
Aug 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) What is wrong with you? I find your behavior offensive you won't ever see my family there!
Aug 25, 2015 aletha stuart
Aug 25, 2015 Rose Wade
Aug 25, 2015 Beatrice lelievre
Aug 25, 2015 Marisol Dominguez
Aug 25, 2015 Janey Bosch Let us begin to care for all animals rather than enslaving or killing them. They deserve life every bit as much as we do.
Aug 25, 2015 Judith Sheppard

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