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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


May 5, 2015 Johnny Bator
May 5, 2015 Elizabeth Piner I am so disappointed by your nauseating commercials telling us how much SeaWorld employees "Love" the Orcas. Yes, I'm sure they do but please do the right thing and stop the cruel confinement under such incredibly artificial conditions
May 4, 2015 pamela arnone Loved going to Sea Workd, however, I don't think they should keep these Animals. If I had to do over wouldn't go, I was young and wasn't educated enough to realize how keeping these animals is so sad for them, it's like they are in a cage.
May 4, 2015 James querry
May 4, 2015 Britta Züblin
May 4, 2015 Vanessa Favero
May 4, 2015 Ferra Thompson Everyone has a right to be free.
May 4, 2015 Catherine Sinclair After watching the documentary 'Blackfish' I feel very passionate towards this cause.
May 4, 2015 James Mason
May 4, 2015 Robin Watts
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Stephanie Orringe I am ashamed to say that I once visited SeaWorld, thinking it was so wonderful. If only I knew I was contributing to such a shameful history for these whales and the trainers who have been seriously injured or killed by them. End it now!
May 3, 2015 Linda Warren Orcas , dolphins & beluga whales don't belong in captivity for entertainment purposes . As intelligent Non Human Persons they demand an end to their illegal imprisonment .
May 3, 2015 Colleen Stokes
May 3, 2015 Federica Italia Animals could live better in their own environment.
May 3, 2015 Sandra Gwin free the Orca! Don't keep them in prison!
May 3, 2015 Jason Peacock
May 3, 2015 Francisco Silva
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 barb hatt Free the orcas
May 3, 2015 Kris Poitras
May 3, 2015 Christa Fellenberg
May 3, 2015 Annie McGinty Enough Already,Let them be Free! We need them more in the Wild than to be Entertainment for Sea World! LET THEM BE FREE!
May 3, 2015 Marcia DiClemente Keeping these beautiful and intelligent mammals in captivity is the height of animal cruelty. I will never pay to visit Sea World until this is stopped once and for all.
May 3, 2015 Stephanie Rios Boycott that shit!!!! Or we could just keep you in a tank for profit.....
May 3, 2015 Karen Johnson We purposely did not go to Sea World last year on a family vacation for that reason!!!!!
May 3, 2015 Delores Burris
May 3, 2015 Beth McMillan
May 3, 2015 Sonya Hanks Enough is Enough! Find another way to make money, SeaWorld!
May 3, 2015 Tara Herman Holding these animals captive is inhumane and is sick.
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's sad that you value MONEY over the life of an Orca. Shame on you.
May 3, 2015 t ray
May 3, 2015 Cassidy Pfneisl
May 3, 2015 Kathryn Donahue Killer whales should not be held in captivity....never.
May 3, 2015 Michael Burke
May 3, 2015 Nancy Enright
May 3, 2015 Tracy Anderson
May 3, 2015 Cheryl Daniel
May 3, 2015 Erik Gibbons
May 3, 2015 Ileana Mercurio
May 3, 2015 Kim Nordsiden
May 3, 2015 Mary K. Holterman
May 3, 2015 l baehr
May 3, 2015 Delling DeDanaan
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Free them all. The people in this can't tell the truth.
May 3, 2015 Narelle Simpson Extremely cruel and inhumane to keep orcas or any other mammal out of their natural habitat, would you like it?
May 3, 2015 Grace Tillman
May 3, 2015 Kathleen Cain I can't be sure who or what Seaworld believes they may be, but I know they are depriving some of the real world's most magnificent and intellectual mammals of decent life. Exploitation always spells greed and pain for it's victims.
May 3, 2015 cindy Kreiman
May 3, 2015 Janice Hensley 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.

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