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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 14, 2018 Jenny Est
Aug 13, 2018 Donna Holinej
Aug 12, 2018 Linda Tabb
Aug 12, 2018 Lesley Bolton
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Aug 7, 2018 Sandra Backelund
Aug 4, 2018 Sisko Jyrälä
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Aug 4, 2018 Jeanne Cambouris
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Aug 3, 2018 Leslie Williams
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Aug 3, 2018 Elva Munro
Aug 3, 2018 Yolanda Harned
Aug 3, 2018 Mark Newman-Kuzel
Aug 3, 2018 James Williams
Aug 3, 2018 Sally Sharp
Aug 2, 2018 Carmen Blakely
Aug 2, 2018 Barbara Ping
Aug 2, 2018 Kathleen Nagy-DeRosa
Aug 2, 2018 Rosemarie Flint
Aug 2, 2018 Carmen Rodriguez
Aug 2, 2018 martha jones
Aug 2, 2018 Gail Canzius
Aug 2, 2018 Cathy King-Chuparkoff
Aug 2, 2018 Laura Grove
Aug 2, 2018 Jean Diamond
Aug 2, 2018 Jeff Morris
Aug 2, 2018 p m Please boycott any animal show, circus or venue. Write to your representatives to demand an end to animal shows including animal circus acts.
Aug 2, 2018 Davina Gilligan
Aug 2, 2018 Mary Royer
Aug 2, 2018 Leanne Keane
Aug 2, 2018 Beverly Parker
Aug 2, 2018 Tony Buitrago
Aug 2, 2018 Angela Joyner
Aug 2, 2018 Paulette Tipper
Aug 2, 2018 Rosalinda Turner
Aug 2, 2018 Nancy Velasco
Aug 2, 2018 Lin Westler
Aug 1, 2018 Wayne Groh
Aug 1, 2018 Marilyn Miravalles
Jul 30, 2018 Misti Kane
Jul 29, 2018 Wendy Green
Jul 28, 2018 Aida Ruiz
Jul 28, 2018 Marleen Neus
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Jul 20, 2018 maria soares
Jul 19, 2018 Jeannie Dinning

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