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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


Dec 20, 2014 Edward Owens FREE ALL ORCAS FROM SEAWORLD!
Dec 20, 2014 Giannis Duka
Dec 20, 2014 Giovanna Tarquinio
Dec 19, 2014 Lantana Wade FREE THE ORCAS!!
Dec 19, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Dec 19, 2014 Wendy garcia
Dec 19, 2014 Sue Hickford
Dec 19, 2014 Natasha Gonzalez
Dec 19, 2014 Brenda Love Bennett
Dec 19, 2014 Donald Barnebey
Dec 19, 2014 Larry Branson
Dec 18, 2014 MARY ANGEL When my oldest son was about 2 (he's 37 now), we took him to the Sea World in Miami. A beautiful orca came right up to the observation window where my son was standing and nudged the glass. My son patted the glass.
Dec 18, 2014 June Sarama
Dec 18, 2014 Laura Tysinger
Dec 18, 2014 mary clausing
Dec 18, 2014 Severine Mellinger Free all The Orcas. They belong in the sea to their family. Stop this cruel Business
Dec 17, 2014 Orlando Viana Leave the animals alone. Murderers.
Dec 17, 2014 Lynn Harasti
Dec 16, 2014 natalie morton
Dec 16, 2014 Megan Sealey
Dec 16, 2014 Michelle Sherman
Dec 16, 2014 Kurt Brumbaugh
Dec 16, 2014 Caroline La Fleche
Dec 16, 2014 aldo barbato
Dec 16, 2014 Marli De Jongh
Dec 16, 2014 Adolfo Daniele
Dec 16, 2014 Claudia A Dampier
Dec 16, 2014 lee payler Needs to be illegal. Absolutely disgusting
Dec 16, 2014 David Kimble
Dec 15, 2014 Fred Statham
Dec 15, 2014 Alan Allison End your policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans. Focus on rescue and eventually release the whales.
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE do the humane thing and let these majestic creatures live as God intended.
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Samantha Shane
Dec 15, 2014 Joy Brown
Dec 15, 2014 Jessica Edwards
Dec 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 15, 2014 Caroline Harris
Dec 15, 2014 Christine castan
Dec 15, 2014 Olga Yakusheva
Dec 15, 2014 dr vipul dave
Dec 14, 2014 Joyce Alexander I can't stand the thought of these poor animals being kept in little teeny tiny holding tanks!! These majestic creatures are meant to be out in the wild blue ocean swimming with their pod families, swimming & breaching & spyhopping, how can you stand it?
Dec 13, 2014 Maja W
Dec 13, 2014 Herminia Geffert
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 verena Wazlawik
Dec 12, 2014 Tamara B
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Only 12 years old
Dec 12, 2014 BARBARA C Killer whales belong in the wild...

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