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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

Sep 22, 2017 Kelly Nestelroad
Sep 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2017 Bob Bellamy
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Sep 22, 2017 helen taverner
Sep 22, 2017 Cecilia Brandon
Sep 22, 2017 Cori Craft
Sep 22, 2017 Barbara Mazzarella
Sep 22, 2017 Diane Hall
Sep 21, 2017 Kat Klahn
Sep 21, 2017 lee pohl
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 Peggy Skelton
Sep 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2017 Anne Prost
Sep 19, 2017 Chantal Eldridge
Sep 18, 2017 Ben Cachola
Sep 18, 2017 Karen Moore
Sep 18, 2017 Tammy Goen
Sep 18, 2017 Lisa MacAllister
Sep 18, 2017 William Sherman
Sep 17, 2017 Ann Watson
Sep 13, 2017 Debbie Horn
Sep 12, 2017 Sally Wise
Sep 11, 2017 Melissa Waters These conditions are cruel and would drive most any species crazy. Disgusting
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 11, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Sep 11, 2017 Arlene Benson
Sep 10, 2017 Eva Komendo
Sep 6, 2017 Maria Fahey
Sep 6, 2017 Tootie Milburn
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 4, 2017 Michelyn Martirez
Sep 3, 2017 Jameson Sachs
Sep 3, 2017 arline lohli
Sep 2, 2017 Rod Sutton
Sep 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2017 Ann Achuff
Aug 31, 2017 Amy Agzarian please do the right thing, animals cannot be exploited for human amusement and selfish purposes!
Aug 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2017 Stella Gambardella
Aug 29, 2017 Alyssa Oggiono
Aug 27, 2017 shelley stevens
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2017 Lynn Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Roxy Hirsche
Aug 23, 2017 Frank Florio

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