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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


Jul 30, 2014 Beth Hulevitch
Jul 29, 2014 Laurence Mong
Jul 29, 2014 ria gold
Jul 29, 2014 Kelly Harrald
Jul 29, 2014 Georgia Koenig
Jul 29, 2014 Darryl Marchionne
Jul 29, 2014 Tina Schmutz
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Larcombe
Jul 28, 2014 catherine jobling
Jul 28, 2014 Sylvia Easton
Jul 28, 2014 Teresa Evans
Jul 28, 2014 Kat Apichachaipong
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 JoAnn Corbett
Jul 28, 2014 dena Ledford
Jul 28, 2014 lorde alessandra
Jul 28, 2014 Rev Bev Lewis
Jul 28, 2014 Colton Linnertz
Jul 28, 2014 Connie Eller Tragic situation anyway you look at it. There is not an ideal solution to be implemented that will make everything "better"- the key is to not capture any more Orcas ever again!
Jul 28, 2014 Samone Dena Baker FREE THEM AND DO NOT LET THEM CAPTURE ANYMORE!!!!!!
Jul 28, 2014 Carrie Eller Thankful for Blackfish; it opened my eyes & broke my heart. I would like to point out due to Orcas' years in captivity, returning them to their natural habitat isn't necessarily in their best interest, as they are rejected & treated as outcasts (Keiko).
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Claudia Corbo
Jul 28, 2014 Carmen Algarra
Jul 28, 2014 Geri Allegre
Jul 28, 2014 Deborah Flowers
Jul 28, 2014 Gynette Cathey
Jul 28, 2014 Katie Lane
Jul 28, 2014 Dagmara C DeFilippo
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 maryline dary Orcas belong to the wild like we, humans belong to our responsability with Mother Nature .
Jul 28, 2014 Ingrid Müller-Rettenbacher
Jul 27, 2014 Laila Holt
Jul 27, 2014 Wendy Olek
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Leah McElroy People would rather see the orcas returned to their natyral habitat than watch them in a show. Keeping them confined in tanks is abuse!!!
Jul 27, 2014 Maria Keese When my children were younger in took them to Sea World in Texas And Florida. I live in San Antonio now, and I would no more go to Sea World than I would try to fly. Shame on them.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Jeff Baker Please do not hold gods creatures in captivity !
Jul 27, 2014 Maggie Finkelstein Most inhumane way to treat animals. These gigantic animals are not meant to be captured & placed in a pool nearly has big as they are with no room to roam. They are need to be free in their natural habitat of the ocean with no human contact.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Victoria Jameson Watched blackfish - seaworld you and your trainers are disgraceful
Jul 27, 2014 Vishtaspa Darius Dalgaard Let the animals be free!
Jul 27, 2014 Paola Donata Zanin
Jul 27, 2014 Joyce Hume
Jul 26, 2014 Kelli Carter
Jul 26, 2014 Mackenzie Mccoy
Jul 26, 2014 Balvant Ganatra
Jul 26, 2014 Hannah Warburton
Jul 26, 2014 Marie Bednar

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