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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

Dec 4, 2017 Janice Banks
Dec 3, 2017 Juliana Codnia
Nov 30, 2017 Gael Enkaoua
Nov 26, 2017 Pablo Bobe
Nov 25, 2017 John Moszyk
Nov 24, 2017 Kathleen Cronk
Nov 21, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) I'm against animal cruelty, abuse, neglect, & extinction.
Nov 20, 2017 Geraldine Walker
Nov 19, 2017 Kristin Womack
Nov 19, 2017 Lisa Maccaro
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Nora M. Edgeworth
Nov 19, 2017 pat griffey
Nov 19, 2017 Shona Steere
Nov 19, 2017 Elaine Alfaro
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 Leslie Wingerath
Nov 18, 2017 Heike Brown
Nov 18, 2017 Teresa Barquet
Nov 18, 2017 Elimaris Gonzalez
Nov 17, 2017 Shayne O’BR
Nov 17, 2017 Shirley Moore
Nov 15, 2017 Robyn Wilson
Nov 15, 2017 Robert Furem
Nov 15, 2017 Dominique Constant
Nov 15, 2017 Petra Beekmans
Nov 15, 2017 silke kleinhenz
Nov 15, 2017 Mary-Ellen Milesnick
Nov 15, 2017 K Reevesplese Please save him.
Nov 15, 2017 Craig Lowe Nuke the country. Fking cruel cunts.
Nov 15, 2017 Teresa Cefai
Nov 15, 2017 Michaela Grace Duke
Nov 15, 2017 Sarah Tyndall
Nov 15, 2017 ISABELLA Cecere
Nov 15, 2017 Dora Minshull
Nov 14, 2017 Leigh Saunders
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 Shirley Cotrotsos
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Erika Somlai
Nov 13, 2017 Jennifer Downing
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 13, 2017 adriana schiavi
Nov 12, 2017 Yael Saydon
Nov 12, 2017 Kerry Bartolo
Nov 12, 2017 Barry Frederick Baudains
Nov 12, 2017 Luette Guilmette
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