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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


Oct 30, 2014 dr vipul dave
Oct 30, 2014 Doreen Catuara
Oct 30, 2014 Grace Gorelick
Oct 30, 2014 Donna Hamilton
Oct 30, 2014 heidi rodriguez
Oct 29, 2014 Martin Margolis
Oct 29, 2014 Brett Comley
Oct 29, 2014 Caroline Satterfield
Oct 29, 2014 Christine Martin
Oct 29, 2014 maureen boag
Oct 29, 2014 Christiane Santos
Oct 29, 2014 Gina Stefanske
Oct 29, 2014 Eric Faibish
Oct 29, 2014 Pascal Roux What a shame!
Oct 29, 2014 joanne lockhart
Oct 29, 2014 t g
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 Anna Görner
Oct 27, 2014 Sheena Warren
Oct 27, 2014 Shawn Rorke-Davis
Oct 27, 2014 valerie wb
Oct 26, 2014 Pam Clarkson
Oct 26, 2014 Freda Lacey This is about the public boycotting this centre, the Orcas are captured for OUR entertainment, WE pay money to see them, let US and tourist visitors stop this now.
Oct 26, 2014 sylvie agusti
Oct 26, 2014 Lynn Currier
Oct 25, 2014 Terry Hoffman How would you like to spend you life in prison?
Oct 25, 2014 Christine Sheff
Oct 25, 2014 sian williams
Oct 25, 2014 David Lee
Oct 24, 2014 Martha Sellers Orcas are smart, sociable animals--it is cruel to keep them in tanks for human entertainment! Please, please help them by setting them free.
Oct 24, 2014 Debi Allen
Oct 24, 2014 Jennifer Kerr
Oct 24, 2014 Johan Claeson
Oct 24, 2014 Noelle Roth
Oct 24, 2014 Samantha Colner
Oct 24, 2014 Lucia Lazar
Oct 24, 2014 Sandra Sherman
Oct 23, 2014 Barbara Orr
Oct 23, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Oct 23, 2014 J S
Oct 23, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 23, 2014 Morena gambarelli
Oct 22, 2014 connie stowell orcas do not belong in captivity!!!!!
Oct 22, 2014 cheryl stewart
Oct 22, 2014 Martha E Vink
Oct 22, 2014 Lenka Mašková
Oct 22, 2014 Trish Steinhart How can folks at SeaWorld continue to pretend that they care about these magnificent creatures? COWARDS!
Oct 22, 2014 C.R."Bob" Martin
Oct 22, 2014 Gisele Hankins
Oct 22, 2014 SHARON STAMM

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