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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


Jan 21, 2018 Anne Thane Nielsen Captivity of Orcas is pure cruelty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! End of forever please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 19, 2018 jakson maciel alves de sousa People should be ashamed of watching without doing anything to stop their suffering.
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 18, 2018 (Name not displayed) Great
Jan 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 8, 2018 Daisy Costa
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 2, 2018 Kathy May Let them free in their habitat... Greediness has destroyed humanity. Sea world will never get a dime from me or whomever I know! Stop the Abuse!!!!!!!!
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed) Orca’s don’t belong in a tank... STOP inslaving them for a couple bucks...let them free into the ocean where they belong!!
Jan 2, 2018 LESLIE EDSTROM
Jan 2, 2018 Alysa Waring
Jan 1, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop the captivity and capturing for profit!!
Jan 1, 2018 Monique Smith It is cruel to keep these animals in pools. Humans have alot to answer for. My Karma bite you all in the ass.
Jan 1, 2018 Inessa Shakhnazarian
Jan 1, 2018 Mette Poulsen
Jan 1, 2018 Karin Waldner
Jan 1, 2018 Chantelle Rautenbach
Jan 1, 2018 Birgit Spicker
Dec 31, 2017 Mariana Caceres
Dec 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 31, 2017 Tricia Vargas These beautiful creatures deserve to live the life they were intended to in their natural habitat, not performing tricks for human profit while being grossly mistreated. SeaWorld will never get another dime from my family and I will tell everyone I know.
Dec 31, 2017 Christine Kwiecinski
Dec 31, 2017 Sharon Nelson
Dec 30, 2017 Shirley Froberg Set them free, they need to be free to be social, captivity is killing them!!!
Dec 29, 2017 Jennifer Shifflett
Dec 28, 2017 marge beck
Dec 27, 2017 Susan Borski
Dec 24, 2017 Wei Perez
Dec 23, 2017 Mario Carrizales
Dec 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 18, 2017 Lydia Benoist
Dec 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) You sick basterds of Sea world and any other whale and dolphin shows and zoos. May you rot in hell and the same be done to you some day.
Dec 7, 2017 Katherine Fulkerson
Dec 4, 2017 Jeanne Bradbury
Nov 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 29, 2017 Betsy Liggett
Nov 25, 2017 Daneca Farrin These creatures are beautiful and incredibly smart! They deserve respect and until you show them the respect you expect to have as a living being I will not support this business nor any of your sister companies until then. Thank you, Daneca
Nov 25, 2017 Kathleen Grubbs
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 16, 2017 Sylvia Cooper
Nov 14, 2017 Beata Morgunova
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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