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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


Jun 26, 2017 Linda Ferland
Jun 26, 2017 Erika Fromme
Jun 25, 2017 Susan Nieto
Jun 24, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Jun 24, 2017 Paul DeFelice
Jun 24, 2017 Susan Borys
Jun 24, 2017 Juli Hamilton
Jun 23, 2017 DONNA WARNER
Jun 23, 2017 Katherine Sampson
Jun 23, 2017 Maelie Bugat
Jun 22, 2017 Maristela Machado
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Samantha Martin
Jun 21, 2017 Mark Tellier
Jun 21, 2017 Autumn Carlson
Jun 19, 2017 Maria-Rita Christoph
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed) Orcas should not be in captivity ! Leave them in the wild
Jun 18, 2017 Jutta van Vorst
Jun 17, 2017 Timothy Lama
Jun 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2017 Olivia Doherty
Jun 17, 2017 Katarina Melendez
Jun 17, 2017 Sophia Bazemore Change your focus to rehabilitating animals and having beautiful aquariums. Do not keep something as huge and wild as the orca captive anymore.
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Hill
Jun 17, 2017 karen gillum
Jun 17, 2017 Lucy Attwood
Jun 14, 2017 Melanie Mader
Jun 14, 2017 Linda Cook
Jun 13, 2017 Anne Smith
Jun 13, 2017 Lise Kastigar
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 11, 2017 Barbara Swinderman
Jun 10, 2017 Fern Walker
Jun 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) I will make sure everyone I know see's this video and knows what Sea World is doing when they catch Orca's!! How dare you be so cruel !!!! Leave them alone and I hope you get shut down Sea World !!!
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Christy Kyriss
Jun 8, 2017 Vivienne Kelly
Jun 8, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 8, 2017 Kris Peterson
Jun 8, 2017 Pati Jio
Jun 8, 2017 Allynn Jo Woodard
Jun 6, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 6, 2017 edwin dodd Free Orcas and dolphins please, It is not right to keep them captive for money! better to do boat trips and make money that way! please please free them!
Jun 5, 2017 isabella varela We don't understand what's the point of having them there. to entertain us? no. let them go they want peace and have a wonderful life out in the wilds. just like us. you wouldn't like it if they took away someone from your family you love away
Jun 4, 2017 regina sondej
Jun 4, 2017 Leah Santini
Jun 4, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
Jun 4, 2017 Cynthia Huffman These animals deserve to be free and live in the ocean not in tiny tanks to make a buck

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