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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

Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 15, 2017 Peter Simon
Oct 14, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 13, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Oct 13, 2017 Michelle Sarnoski
Oct 13, 2017 Beah Robinson
Oct 13, 2017 Giovanna Martinez
Oct 13, 2017 annick baud
Oct 13, 2017 Caryl Johnson
Oct 13, 2017 Birgit Ditto
Oct 13, 2017 Elise Caplan
Oct 13, 2017 María Jose Saenz
Oct 13, 2017 Linda Burrows
Oct 11, 2017 Elaine Davis
Oct 11, 2017 Cathy Janacua
Oct 11, 2017 Linda Gilmore
Oct 10, 2017 SANDRA VITO
Oct 10, 2017 Antonia Vassila They belong to the wild, if you left them ANY
Oct 8, 2017 Bonnie Svec
Oct 5, 2017 Allyson McPhaul
Oct 4, 2017 Debbie Espinola
Oct 3, 2017 Victor Ignaczak
Oct 3, 2017 Fausta Dimascio
Oct 2, 2017 Louise Moore
Oct 2, 2017 Raina Weldon
Oct 2, 2017 Christine Saranchuk
Oct 2, 2017 Lois Guthrie
Oct 2, 2017 jude lotz
Oct 2, 2017 Sue Le Boutillier
Oct 1, 2017 Henri Delavigne "Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man." ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher
Oct 1, 2017 Laurence Volbart
Sep 30, 2017 Sheila White
Sep 30, 2017 Charles Jos Biviano
Sep 30, 2017 A. Jade Parker The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. - Marya Mannes
Sep 29, 2017 doris gonen
Sep 29, 2017 Karen and Will Lozow Cleary
Sep 29, 2017 K Moore
Sep 29, 2017 Annamaria Rizzo
Sep 28, 2017 Molly Craig
Sep 28, 2017 Rebecca Straus Please release these animals to sanctuaries where they can enjoy life and good care. Thank you.
Sep 28, 2017 Virginia Bohner
Sep 28, 2017 Mary Fox
Sep 27, 2017 Pamela Trepke
Sep 26, 2017 Brian Cauchi
Sep 26, 2017 KIM ATROSH
Sep 26, 2017 Saddie Al

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