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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

Aug 21, 2017 Kay Roberts
Aug 20, 2017 Melissa Bird
Aug 19, 2017 tamatha hunter
Aug 18, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Aug 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 15, 2017 Jewell Batway
Aug 15, 2017 Penny Fleischman
Aug 13, 2017 c. brooks
Aug 12, 2017 judy hayne
Aug 12, 2017 Jieun Bak
Aug 12, 2017 Mario Rocha
Aug 12, 2017 christina adkins
Aug 11, 2017 Angelika Ulmer
Aug 11, 2017 Adele Kirk
Aug 11, 2017 Claudia Chester
Aug 10, 2017 Becky Shaw
Aug 10, 2017 Mark Fuzek
Aug 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2017 j jans
Aug 10, 2017 Dawn Carter
Aug 10, 2017 Hollie Park
Aug 8, 2017 PATRICIA ARCHER God created Adam to take care of his animals, not keep them captive for human entertainment, nor abuse, torture, eat or kill them. The Bible commands us to take care of the animals under our care. God owns all the animals on the planet.
Aug 8, 2017 Gabrielle COLLADANT
Aug 8, 2017 Arlene Hammond Please put an end to this abuse.
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 8, 2017 whitney hendrix
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 James Boneberg
Aug 7, 2017 Justine Boneberg
Aug 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 7, 2017 Barb Wilkin
Aug 7, 2017 merrilee roberts
Aug 6, 2017 Patrick Paine
Aug 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please be a global example of advanced culture and shut down this cruel treatment of wild animals.
Aug 2, 2017 Aimee Merino This is wrong and should be closed
Aug 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2017 Ornella Micone
Aug 2, 2017 Joanne Smith
Aug 1, 2017 linda magyar
Jul 31, 2017 Rosy Morales
Jul 31, 2017 Jane Johnson
Jul 31, 2017 Linda Marasco
Jul 30, 2017 Naomi Martin
Jul 30, 2017 Jeanette Webb
Jul 29, 2017 Sandra Bywater-Hoather
Jul 29, 2017 Ginger Hipszky Please get this Polar Bear to a place it is meant to be. Not here.
Jul 29, 2017 eileen charnas
Jul 29, 2017 Irene Bollington
Jul 29, 2017 Lourdes San Jose
Jul 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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