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BREAKING NEWS -- On November 14th, 2016, the New York Times reported that Pizza the polar bear was being granted a temporary reprieve from its confines at the Grandview Mall Aquarium. While this is a victory, temporary doesn't mean permanent. And there are still hundreds of species suffering at this establishment. We must continue the fight below.
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The city of Guangzhou is located within China's southeast Guangdong Province. Within Guangzhou is the Grandview Mall Aquarium, an aquarium that, as its name indicates, shares space with a shopping mall.

According to PETA, the aquarium displays 500 species, including two polar bears, five walrus calves, six young beluga whales, and two Arctic wolves, all of which inhabit "barren enclosures that are too small for them to engage in natural behavior."

More than that, these animals aren't located in areas within the building that allow them natural air, or natural light.

In effect, as reported by spectators and the media alike, these animals are showing signs of extreme unhappiness. Intense pacing back and forth. Swimming in circles. Clawing at the walls.

This is not how animals should be treated; this is not how these animals are meant to live.

What stands in the way of better lives for these animals is the deputy general manager of the shopping center, Li Chengtang, who has denied claims specifically about the polar bear enclosure, but who has also said that these reports give a false impression of the venue, that these animals aren't actually kept in poor conditions.

It's clear that the Grandview Mall Aquarium isn't going to step aside, not without push from its government. We must call upon the governor of the Guangdong Province, Zhu Xiaodan, to enact change.

Sign below to not only force the closure of this inhumane aquarium, but to release its animals to loving sanctuaries.

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Dear Governor Zhu Xiaodan,

People across the planet have spoken: the Grandview Mall Aquarium is a disgraceful way in which to treat animals. The people have spoken, yes, but the shopping center in which this aquarium tragically resides refuses to listen. In fact, they refuse to acknowledge the inhumanity at all.

Whales aren't meant to swim in circles. Wolves and foxes aren't meant to pace back and forth within a pen. Polar bears aren't meant to claw at walls.

These animals deserve better. While they cannot be released into the wild, they deserve to live within something as near to their natural habitat as possible. The Grandview Mall Aquarium is not it.

Governor, because the shopping center refuses to cooperate, it's now up to you to force this change. I demand that the Grandview Mall Aquarium be closed immediately, and its animals be released to proper sanctuaries, so that they can recover from their mistreatment and live their lives in peace.


Petition Signatures

Apr 27, 2017 Rosie Albanese
Apr 26, 2017 Cyndi Brockett
Apr 26, 2017 valerie brown
Apr 26, 2017 Doris Pacitto
Apr 24, 2017 kimiko yamamoto
Apr 24, 2017 Charlotte Chavez
Apr 24, 2017 Maggie Gibbs
Apr 24, 2017 Elise Buffie
Apr 24, 2017 Sharifah Farah Debah Syed Mohammad
Apr 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Deborah Stull
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 21, 2017 Corrina Parker
Apr 20, 2017 Glynn Fletcher
Apr 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 18, 2017 Tanja Gistl
Apr 17, 2017 Makise Chika
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 16, 2017 Barbara McKee
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 wendy wilson
Apr 13, 2017 Sylvia Bowman
Apr 12, 2017 Xenia Edvinsson
Apr 12, 2017 Susan Holmes
Apr 12, 2017 Jamie Polczynski
Apr 12, 2017 Stephanie Linam
Apr 12, 2017 Marlen Elias
Apr 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2017 Tammy Fenske
Apr 12, 2017 Dagmar Knauer
Apr 12, 2017 colleen plewniak please give them a better home !!!!!!
Apr 11, 2017 Nancy Walsh
Apr 11, 2017 Joanna Prideaux
Apr 11, 2017 sarah Priest
Apr 11, 2017 n y
Apr 11, 2017 Cynthia Pearson
Apr 11, 2017 Lydia Constantinidis
Apr 11, 2017 Monika Huber
Apr 11, 2017 Justine-Jennifer Brandes
Apr 10, 2017 Jane Jiles
Apr 10, 2017 DAN LEON save the polar bears !!
Apr 10, 2017 Kristine Worley
Apr 10, 2017 Roxana Moya
Apr 10, 2017 Maria Seica
Apr 10, 2017 Vikki Jones How incredibly horrible...really?...just for your entertainment? May God have mercy on your souls, for you are lost.
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 9, 2017 I. meszaros
Apr 8, 2017 Anne-Marie Battaglia
Apr 6, 2017 lucia chua

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