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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


Apr 16, 2018 Jeannine de Baenst
Apr 15, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Apr 14, 2018 Suzanne Levi
Apr 14, 2018 Beverlee Johnson
Apr 14, 2018 Patti Wright
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 11, 2018 Rachel Mireles Orcas belong in the ocean, not in pens the size of a bathtub to them.
Apr 7, 2018 Mia Tomasi I will not patronage Sea World and I will inform my friends and family of their cruel practices.
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Marian Willem
Apr 6, 2018 Milly Stroc
Apr 6, 2018 jessica arellano please let orcas go!
Apr 6, 2018 Shirley Cooksley
Apr 5, 2018 Erin McCarty
Apr 5, 2018 Amy Gibson
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 4, 2018 Stephanie Norton
Apr 4, 2018 Stacy Cantrell
Apr 3, 2018 (Name not displayed) Stop killing animals.
Apr 3, 2018 Debra Bradford
Apr 3, 2018 Casey Running
Apr 3, 2018 Lana Ernie
Apr 2, 2018 tracey godfrey Orcas belong in the Ocean not in a pen
Apr 2, 2018 Helen Gourley
Apr 2, 2018 Angela Ueckert
Apr 2, 2018 Tez De barros
Apr 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2018 monica chavez
Mar 31, 2018 Mart Anderson Please make it stop.
Mar 31, 2018 Marie-Jeanne Somville
Mar 31, 2018 Angie Tompkins
Mar 30, 2018 Narelle Arnfield
Mar 30, 2018 Janice Tumpap Stop capturing and killing these whales.
Mar 30, 2018 Carol Montiel
Mar 30, 2018 Avery Davis-Fletcher
Mar 30, 2018 Jessica Eckels
Mar 30, 2018 Sherrie Pollard This is the 21st Century..Captivity is OUT DATED !! EMPTY THE TANKS
Mar 30, 2018 Ann Nicholson
Mar 30, 2018 Eleanor Gilmartin How many more of these majestic creatures have to suffer and die in your establishments before you realise that they do not belong in captivity. Please release them.
Mar 30, 2018 Mercedes Balderas
Mar 30, 2018 Alan Zimmermann
Mar 30, 2018 Patrick Van Wonterghem
Mar 28, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 28, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 28, 2018 Maria Conceiçao
Mar 26, 2018 Candice C
Mar 26, 2018 Tia E
Mar 26, 2018 Kate Ravenstein
Mar 26, 2018 Tracy Wood
Mar 26, 2018 Vittorio Renda

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