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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


Feb 13, 2016 Inge Bjorkman
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Feb 13, 2016 Denise Neal Listen to the population. It is time for this to end!!!
Feb 13, 2016 Iryna Shevchenko
Feb 13, 2016 Maria Schollhorn
Feb 13, 2016 Barbara Peterlin It is not necessary for orcas at the Sea World. It is wasting for the orcas.
Feb 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) No more orcas in captivity.
Feb 13, 2016 terri schwartx Please just let them be free, in the ocean, whete they belong...
Feb 13, 2016 E Moreno
Feb 13, 2016 Nancy Parisi
Feb 13, 2016 (Name not displayed) Orcas are highly social. This practice diminishes their natural potential. There's nothing natural about it. It's power and money driven, not nature driven.
Feb 13, 2016 Eileen Sands
Feb 13, 2016 Lee Jenkinson These magnificent animalks live to over a hundred years in the wild, yet no Orca has lived more than five years in captivity and display all of the signs of psychoses as a result of being kept in tanks utterly inadequate for their needs.
Feb 13, 2016 Bożena Staniszewska
Feb 13, 2016 vanyoska gee
Feb 13, 2016 Beverly Cooper Free the Sea World Orcas now so they can live like they are suppose to in their own habitat.
Feb 13, 2016 Jessica Gatts
Feb 13, 2016 Marco Aurelio Lotti
Feb 13, 2016 Gustavo Castro Leal
Feb 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2016 Matilda Shepherd I've always been passionate about saving, protecting and preserving our worlds wildlife naturally and unharmfully. SeaWorld makes me viciously angry. It disgusts me and how people can be so inhuman and disrespectful. We are all animals, we are all equal.
Feb 13, 2016 Julia Gray
Feb 13, 2016 Christina Gordon
Feb 13, 2016 Lydia Torres
Feb 13, 2016 PEGGY ROBEY
Feb 13, 2016 juan martin
Feb 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2016 naznine qureshi
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 11, 2016 Dijana Stojanovski
Feb 11, 2016 Phyllis Tait
Feb 10, 2016 Tina Petereit
Feb 10, 2016 Leonardo Ribas
Feb 10, 2016 Jeffrey Simms
Feb 10, 2016 Noelle Crofoot
Feb 10, 2016 Jennifer Neff
Feb 10, 2016 Elak Swindell
Feb 10, 2016 Marie Louise Morandi Long Zwicker orcas and other cetaceans should not be kept caprive as they belong free in the sea where they can roam hundreds of miles and not swim in circles in a tiny tank.
Feb 10, 2016 Elena Gonzalez
Feb 10, 2016 Kathleen VAN DE WALLE
Feb 9, 2016 Mikayla Danger After watching Blackfish on Netflix, I am appalled at how these animals are being kept. Seaworld has no right for such brutality and unmoral actions. Absolutely heartbreaking. Shut Seaworld down!
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed) Oceans not tanks
Feb 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Tamara Duke-Matthews
Feb 8, 2016 Amanda Dickinson
Feb 7, 2016 Jill Just These animals should be given a life in their natural habitat nor captivity

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