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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.


Petition Signatures

Nov 24, 2015 Catherine Joy This is all because of money
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please set your Orcas free back to the ocean in the environment where they belong.
Nov 24, 2015 Deborah Charette
Nov 24, 2015 Dyneen DeJohn
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Orcas belong in oceans, not tiny tanks!!!!
Nov 24, 2015 Susana McGinnis
Nov 24, 2015 Katie Reinbolt
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Love these beautiful fishies.:)
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Let them go.
Nov 24, 2015 Maria Petersen
Nov 24, 2015 Dana Harper All wild life deserves a chance at a "wild life" not a life of imprisonment inside a concrete tank or behind steel cages.
Nov 24, 2015 Aluson Ryan
Nov 24, 2015 Leanne Brodie
Nov 24, 2015 Anne Gershuni I was a patron in the past but will no longer support your cruel treatment of Orcas. I will be boycotting you and encouraging all of my friends and family to do the same. I urge you to stop the exploitation of cetaceans. Sincerely, Anne Gershuni
Nov 24, 2015 Florence Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 Jen James
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) Never will understand the point of keeping animals in captivity - especially in smaller containers than the animal would normally live in. Oh well, someday we'll all live peacefully with each other.
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 carol ward
Nov 24, 2015 ann cohen
Nov 24, 2015 Andrea Tuckett
Nov 24, 2015 Tuula Sznaider Captivity of any kind of living being is cruelty to them. Please, we don't need to see these animals, orcas, Dolphins, elephants......... In captivity, we have all the technology to observe them in their own habitats.
Nov 24, 2015 Adrienne Pritchard
Nov 24, 2015 Kelly Gonzalez Animals held captive are not entertaining.
Nov 24, 2015 Cynthia Mullin
Nov 24, 2015 Mary Anderson
Nov 24, 2015 Ester Sastre Orcas do not belong in tanks and/or as part of any show! Release them!
Nov 24, 2015 Robyn McKenzie
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Colleen Emerson Wild animals are just that and need to stay in the wild where they belong and will thrive for their entire lifespans.
Nov 24, 2015 Elizabeth Macdonald
Nov 24, 2015 Celeste Duncan
Nov 24, 2015 Charles & Amy P.
Nov 24, 2015 Karen Barker Please think of the good of the world and not your pocket. Please care about these animals and do not spread brainwashing to benefit your bottom line. Thank you.
Nov 24, 2015 Kate Warr
Nov 24, 2015 Rachel Bates
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Jennifer Williams Come on, have a ❤️
Nov 24, 2015 Alicia Cook
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Jane Kelly
Nov 24, 2015 Brittany Owens How would u like to be ripped away from your family, placed in a tiny cell and forced to perform several times a day? Now multiply that by 200 and you might begin to know how an animal as intelligent as an orca might feel.
Nov 24, 2015 Tracy Davis
Nov 24, 2015 Wendy Stewart
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Barbara Campbell
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Jessica Pynn

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