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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

Jun 25, 2017 MaryJo Wojtczak
Jun 24, 2017 Nathan Fisher
Jun 24, 2017 Elizabeth Wallace
Jun 24, 2017 Mary Stallard
Jun 24, 2017 Camelia Mitu
Jun 23, 2017 Kelly Hoffman
Jun 23, 2017 Alison Asejo
Jun 23, 2017 Karen Heisler
Jun 23, 2017 Pat Mullarkey
Jun 23, 2017 Nicolette Stan
Jun 22, 2017 sirena green
Jun 22, 2017 Mary Minerva
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Danny King
Jun 22, 2017 Terrie Matson
Jun 22, 2017 Beverly Brown
Jun 22, 2017 Carol Phipps
Jun 22, 2017 Mary Ware
Jun 21, 2017 Torunn Hvilsten
Jun 21, 2017 Lubna Saied
Jun 21, 2017 Johanna Hantel
Jun 21, 2017 Colette Winslow
Jun 21, 2017 Tamara Miller
Jun 21, 2017 Pamela Puskarich
Jun 21, 2017 Courtnay Power
Jun 21, 2017 Jacqueline Straw
Jun 21, 2017 Cheryl Teo
Jun 19, 2017 Cecilia Barea
Jun 19, 2017 Linda Treuhaft
Jun 17, 2017 Beth Hansen
Jun 17, 2017 Sarah Gensler
Jun 17, 2017 Martin Henz
Jun 17, 2017 Susan Hill
Jun 17, 2017 Margaret Conti
Jun 15, 2017 Ileana Lopez
Jun 14, 2017 beatrice wassermann-otto
Jun 14, 2017 Kara Pomeroy
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Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 13, 2017 tammy bullock
Jun 13, 2017 Agnes Hetzel
Jun 13, 2017 susan thompson
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Jun 11, 2017 Max Edgar
Jun 10, 2017 sara Elkins
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 8, 2017 kevin ryan
Jun 8, 2017 christa romppanen
Jun 8, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 8, 2017 Roswitha Marcuzzi

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