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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


Sep 23, 2014 Natalia Vidal
Sep 22, 2014 Catherine Till
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) set these creatures free now! stop drugging them to make them more docile and just return them to the ocean where they belong
Sep 22, 2014 Olga Titova
Sep 22, 2014 George Farmer These animals are highly intelligent so their captivity is that much more devastating. We have no right to use these animals for entertainment.
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Carolyn De Mirjian
Sep 22, 2014 Louise O'Toole
Sep 22, 2014 Mandy Oon
Sep 22, 2014 Maite Arauz
Sep 22, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Sep 21, 2014 Karla Scott Free the whales and the dolphins!!!
Sep 21, 2014 sarah stock
Sep 21, 2014 Janet Gillis
Sep 21, 2014 mj dziurgalski This just is NOT right. U put out stuff that says they are fine but the public is finding out the REAL truth. Hope U have to close.
Sep 21, 2014 Holly Lynn Claude
Sep 21, 2014 diana bostwick they don't deserve to be locked up
Sep 21, 2014 monika pettersen
Sep 21, 2014 Peter Ozzimo Jr
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Free Shamu and Friends. Because it is the right thing to do.
Sep 20, 2014 taylor rice Stop!
Sep 20, 2014 Mark Stafford
Sep 20, 2014 Shannon Lybarger
Sep 20, 2014 Lindsay Foehrenbach
Sep 20, 2014 Nancy harvey
Sep 20, 2014 Lisa Revercomb
Sep 20, 2014 Gloria Wetzel
Sep 20, 2014 Colleen Moskalyk They belong in the wild!
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Free all orcas!!!! Those holding them in captivity should be held in captivity themselves !!!!
Sep 20, 2014 renee epperson
Sep 20, 2014 Alivia Lee
Sep 20, 2014 Brenda Amuso
Sep 20, 2014 Janice Briggs
Sep 20, 2014 Stacie Miller
Sep 20, 2014 m w
Sep 20, 2014 Jill Zandstra
Sep 20, 2014 tristan west
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 paula sheldon
Sep 20, 2014 stacy shannon
Sep 20, 2014 Teresa Elliott
Sep 20, 2014 Kylie Bowen
Sep 20, 2014 Amelia Moore These beautiful souls are not here for our entertainment
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 audri hooper
Sep 20, 2014 Anni Lundahl
Sep 20, 2014 Moumanti Podder
Sep 20, 2014 Fernanda Gomes
Sep 20, 2014 samantha ogden

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