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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

Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 Ronda Hightower
Apr 14, 2018 Andrea Howard
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Lori Nightingale
Apr 14, 2018 Monica Patton
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Barbara Jacobs
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 10, 2018 Deb Stimax
Apr 9, 2018 Maggie Klein
Apr 6, 2018 Tammy Jeter
Apr 5, 2018 Casey Jo Remy
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Mary Cook
Apr 5, 2018 Danielle L Stidham
Apr 5, 2018 Brea Viragh
Apr 5, 2018 Marianne Cresci
Apr 5, 2018 N Burnette
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Christina Klein Let them swim free!
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 5, 2018 Siegrid Berman
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Maria Sicari
Apr 3, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 Gloria Navan
Apr 2, 2018 Jeanette Holmgren
Apr 2, 2018 Martha Vest
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 2, 2018 Jene Malcomson
Apr 2, 2018 Mary Meli
Apr 1, 2018 Alena Bogdanova
Mar 30, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Mar 29, 2018 Rosalinde Katz
Mar 29, 2018 Sarah Chi
Mar 29, 2018 inge nespolon
Mar 29, 2018 valerie benest These unfortunate creatures are not criminals and should not be treated n such an inhumane way. They deserve a natural life
Mar 28, 2018 Margret Wood
Mar 28, 2018 Katarzyna Weiss
Mar 28, 2018 Jane Davidson
Mar 27, 2018 hebe martorella
Mar 27, 2018 Louise Broderick
Mar 27, 2018 Jerzy Niedzwiecki
Mar 27, 2018 David Young
Mar 27, 2018 Graciela Rodriguez-Sero
Mar 27, 2018 Laura Krause
Mar 27, 2018 Tarina Pretorius
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson

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