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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 16, 2014 Laura Cox
Apr 16, 2014 Alicyn Rivera
Apr 16, 2014 Laurie Johnson
Apr 16, 2014 Stanis Mihm
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Free the Orcas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2014 Mariela Elmida
Apr 16, 2014 alexis hussey Be the voice for the animals who are too silent to be heard!
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 marc gaechter
Apr 15, 2014 natalie hughes
Apr 15, 2014 Francesco Seligardi
Apr 15, 2014 Debi Strickland
Apr 15, 2014 Hannah Regan
Apr 15, 2014 Erin Cormany
Apr 15, 2014 julio bonilla
Apr 15, 2014 James fox
Apr 15, 2014 Paree Gordhan
Apr 14, 2014 pat pillay
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Lam The continued business of using orcas for human entertainment is horrid and cruel. I will be sure to voice my disgust to all friends, family and coworkers!
Apr 14, 2014 IARA MADEU
Apr 14, 2014 Elliot Ross
Apr 14, 2014 Anna Binos
Apr 14, 2014 Caro Caro
Apr 14, 2014 Mia Vandeput
Apr 14, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Apr 14, 2014 zuzana marsalkova
Apr 14, 2014 Michael Mayes
Apr 14, 2014 gabriele blau
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Sea World needs to have be stopped on using orcas in live shows. These highly intelligent animals don't belong there. They are need to be free.
Apr 14, 2014 Nancy Brown
Apr 14, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Apr 14, 2014 Laurie Fisher
Apr 14, 2014 Cheri Meil
Apr 14, 2014 SANDEE TROUT
Apr 14, 2014 georgia carver
Apr 14, 2014 barbara lawton
Apr 14, 2014 Orlando Godoy
Apr 13, 2014 Samantha Busby These beautiful and intelligent creatures deserve to be in their natural habitat. They deserve to be near their kin. To lock them up just to teach them tricks and entertain ignorant people is despicable! THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE!!!
Apr 13, 2014 Jeannine Lawrence Free the Whales! I would rather not see them if this is how they must live. Free them SeaWorld!
Apr 13, 2014 Kelsey Smith FREE THE WHALES
Apr 13, 2014 Nancy Raymond Consider yourself boycotted by me, my family and friends until SeaWorld changes its practice of captivation of orcas.
Apr 13, 2014 Rebecca Valone
Apr 12, 2014 yaazhin pillay
Apr 12, 2014 simi pillay Watch Blackfish, it will show you how inhumane people can be to make money.
Apr 12, 2014 kumaresan pillay Help save the whales. It isn't right!
Apr 12, 2014 Inaê Alucci
Apr 12, 2014 Donna Horton
Apr 12, 2014 Jennifer Wolf
Apr 12, 2014 Melissa Frost

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