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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,

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Jul 27, 2015 Carol Richardson
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Jul 27, 2015 Frank Kling
Jul 27, 2015 Clare Pelzer
Jul 27, 2015 Monneron Sophie
Jul 26, 2015 Hanna Schnars
Jul 26, 2015 linda turcotte
Jul 26, 2015 Mark Bonaparte
Jul 26, 2015 Julia Kammer
Jul 26, 2015 Regina Powell
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Jul 25, 2015 Chris Leverich
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Jul 25, 2015 Jay Frye
Jul 25, 2015 Donna Kovach
Jul 25, 2015 Kristen Concepcion
Jul 24, 2015 Lilli Smith
Jul 24, 2015 Katie Lancaster
Jul 24, 2015 Shari Eubanks Your ad on TV says you love your animals, then why don't you set them free to have a happy life!!!!!
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Jul 24, 2015 Margriet Coolsma
Jul 24, 2015 Lisa Hill Free all the marine mamels it is cruelty its 2015!! Not the middle ages
Jul 24, 2015 Jan Gloyd
Jul 24, 2015 Janis MacNair
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Jul 23, 2015 Dana Avery
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Jul 23, 2015 Katherine Leahy
Jul 23, 2015 Cilka Ovettini
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Jul 22, 2015 Lydia Massei Nurture and free theses magnificent animals Stop exploiting them for profit!
Jul 22, 2015 Bernard Hudson
Jul 22, 2015 kaz hopes end this inhumane cruelty once and for all!!
Jul 22, 2015 Lorrie Johnson Free these beautiful and intelligent creatures. It's cruel to keep them in captivity. I will not visit Sea world or support them in any way.
Jul 22, 2015 Amy Day Can't believe in this day and age such beautiful creatures are still held in tanks.
Jul 21, 2015 Mary Hanson Put an end to the cruelty.
Jul 21, 2015 M Lang
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Jul 21, 2015 Simon Sparrow
Jul 21, 2015 Euphemia Costello
Jul 21, 2015 Daniele Walker
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