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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Feb 25, 2017 Gina Dalvesco Please send these bears to sanctuaries to live free as they are meant to be.
Feb 24, 2017 Michelle Cary
Feb 22, 2017 anita tsang-ling
Feb 22, 2017 Amy Williamson
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2017 loredana belloni
Feb 20, 2017 Francisca Brechbuhler
Feb 20, 2017 Kenneth Budworth
Feb 19, 2017 Robin Rysavy
Feb 19, 2017 de car INHO INHUMANE PRACTICE DEMAND YOU STOP IT ALLOW THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS GO TO SANTUARY
Feb 19, 2017 Jamie Pauline
Feb 19, 2017 Margaret Walker
Feb 19, 2017 Dulcie c
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 Eunice Olson
Feb 18, 2017 Irma Armenta
Feb 18, 2017 Merethe Rehbehn they must live in the vild.
Feb 17, 2017 Kathleen Williams
Feb 17, 2017 Jan Clare
Feb 17, 2017 Alexander Massing
Feb 17, 2017 Glenda Foreman
Feb 17, 2017 Irene Souder-Coyle This is unnecessary. If people want to see polar bears, etc. they can go to the proper venues for this - not a shopping mall.
Feb 16, 2017 Suzette Hoet
Feb 16, 2017 Debra Zamudio
Feb 16, 2017 Torun Almer
Feb 16, 2017 Sharon Gillespie
Feb 16, 2017 Joy Bublitz
Feb 16, 2017 Laura Horning
Feb 16, 2017 M Kent
Feb 16, 2017 Shirley Petersen
Feb 16, 2017 Jean-Claude Morin
Feb 16, 2017 Kerry Lang
Feb 16, 2017 Nenos Brikha
Feb 16, 2017 Peg Bell - Lohr
Feb 15, 2017 Debbie Bevelaqua This is unbelievably cruel. :(
Feb 15, 2017 Shannon Patrick
Feb 15, 2017 suzanne nadeau
Feb 15, 2017 Lea Faulks
Feb 15, 2017 Suzanne Stephens
Feb 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Lygea San Pedro
Feb 12, 2017 SUDIE SALLEE PLEASE CLOSE THE GRANDVIEW MALL AQUARIUM NOW. THE ANIMALS ARE ABUSED AND NEGLECTED BECAUSE THE MALL REFUSES TO RELEASE TO PROPER SANCTUARIES. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CLOSE THIS HORRIBLY ABUSIVE AQUARIUM, AND SHOW ALL THE ANIMALS HUMANE TREATMENT.
Feb 12, 2017 Diane Beylen
Feb 12, 2017 Gail Roberts
Feb 10, 2017 Amit Kumar Ghosh
Feb 10, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 9, 2017 Sara Rosenau
Feb 9, 2017 E K Cobb
Feb 9, 2017 Donald Glenister
Feb 9, 2017 Leslie Dancer

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