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Established in 1964, SeaWorld is an aquatic themed park which provides its visitors with close encounters with marine wildlife like belugas, dolphins, and orcas, also known as killer whales.

According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, SeaWorld holds the vast majority of the world's captive orca whales which appear in shows. These performances are the current cornerstone of SeaWorld's entertainment model.

Orcas are highly intelligent, social animals. In captivity, they are deprived of the interactions they would normally have within their pod family structure. They often have stunted lifespans and numerous health issues while being forced to perform behaviors and tricks they would never exhibit in the wild. These impressive animals are almost constantly in motion, can dive as deep as 195 feet, and travel as far as 100 miles in a day, a range which no tank or aquarium can offer. Deprivation of natural habitat and social bonds often causes the whales to display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild.

SeaWorld's exploitative practices cannot be allowed to continue. Boycott SeaWorld until the company ends its policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

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Dear SeaWorld C.E.O. Jim Atchison,

Until SeaWorld ends its policy of captivity for orcas and other cetaceans, I am writing to inform you that I will be boycotting your establishment and will be encouraging my friends and peers to do the same. It is cruel and exploitative to keep these highly intelligent, social animals away from their natural habitat and pods simply for the sake of human entertainment.

Under the stress of captivity, these animals display aggressive behaviors unheard of in the wild. Trainers have lost their lives to frustrated whales lashing out, and countless near-misses go unreported.

If SeaWorld is truly concerned about the welfare of the animals it cares for, it would end captivity for orcas and other cetaceans. Your organization has the unique capacity to play a heroic role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of whales rather than using them as entertainment.

I will not support your company's exploitative practices and will encourage my friends to join me in the boycott until you end your policy of captivity for whales and other cetaceans.

Sincerely,

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Jul 22, 2018 Marilyn Miravalles
Jul 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 21, 2018 Vincenzo Taffoni
Jul 19, 2018 maria carranza
Jul 19, 2018 Shai Albright
Jul 19, 2018 e raven
Jul 19, 2018 Jean Bussolari
Jul 19, 2018 joanne clark
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen
Jul 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2018 EVE TERRIER
Jul 6, 2018 Angelina Coriandoli
Jul 5, 2018 Brigitte Leriche
Jul 5, 2018 CATHY TONARELLI
Jul 3, 2018 Robert Furem
Jul 2, 2018 Crystal Schmidt
Jul 1, 2018 Catherine Monk
Jul 1, 2018 Victoria Wirth It is so beautiful to be able to see these amazing animals close up, but not when our entertainment is at the cost of their lives.Sanctuaries to save their lives, yes. Purely for our entertainment ,no.
Jun 30, 2018 Sandra Reinartz
Jun 30, 2018 Lisa Jones
Jun 30, 2018 Youngsun Kim We really need to stop abusing animals solely for the purpose of our pleasure
Jun 30, 2018 Pam Sweeney When will you people do the right this and stop this continual torture of the amazing animals?
Jun 30, 2018 Judy Kammer
Jun 30, 2018 Carol Smith
Jun 30, 2018 Madalina Viziteu
Jun 30, 2018 Cary Dennis
Jun 29, 2018 Lyn Short
Jun 29, 2018 Laura Prohaska
Jun 29, 2018 Alicia Orr
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jim Engelhardt Heading to San Diego later this month for a vacation. One place we will not be visiting is Sea World. But will be first ones in line once they do the right thing by stopping these shows and freeing these wonderful creatures.
Jun 27, 2018 Victoria Salter
Jun 27, 2018 jacklyn Yancy
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 25, 2018 Carina Bräutigam
Jun 24, 2018 Marc Ochs
Jun 20, 2018 Shelley Richins Sea World, you will no longer breed whales in captivity. Now do the right thing and let the ones that you currently have go to a sanctuary so they can be free, and not live the rest of their lives in concrete misery.
Jun 20, 2018 (Name not displayed) the time for preforming animals has gone by it is no longer acceptable it is barbaric and wrong. I have no idea how anyone calls this entertainment let alone education.
Jun 17, 2018 AM OSCOY MAKING MONEY OVER ABUSE/CRUELTY WILL NEVER HAVE A ANY SANCTUARY IN HEAVEN OR ANY KINDA SAVING GRACE WHEN WE PASS! LIFE IS A DRESS REHEARSAL!
Jun 15, 2018 Grace Stephens
Jun 14, 2018 (Name not displayed) Let these dolphins go and stop being so cruel
Jun 14, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 11, 2018 laura haworth
Jun 8, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 8, 2018 Eric Larrivee
Jun 8, 2018 Ellen McCann
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
Jun 8, 2018 e jardon
Jun 8, 2018 Ashley Cascante

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