Don't play at SeaWorld
  • Petitioned Martina McBride

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Don't play at SeaWorld

    1. Rochelle Corey
    2. Petition by

      Rochelle Corey

      Ipswich, MA

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December 2013

Victory

I'm absolutely ecstatic that Martina McBride listened to 20,000 people on my Change.org petition! Martina is an amazing musician, and I respect her deeply as an artist who stands up for causes like domestic violence. From the things you see in Blackfish to the legal fight SeaWorld has against safety standards meant to protect workers, that place is going downhill fast! Martina McBride's decision to say no to SeaWorld is something that many fans will be sure to celebrate and look up to as behavior fit for a kind and caring artist. -Rochelle

Have you heard the great news?!? Barenaked Ladies and Willie Nelson have cancelled their performances at SeaWorld after becoming aware of the animal cruelty that takes place there. Martina McBride is scheduled to play at SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & BBQ Festival on March 8th.

As an animal activist, who recently viewed Blackfish, I feel it's important to make sure each of the performers SeaWorld has scheduled are made aware of what is truly happening to the amazing animals that are trapped there. Please join me in telling Martina McBride you do not want her to support SeaWorld's animal cruelty. 

Martina McBride is an amazing artist who works diligently to end domestic violence.  

SeaWorld Orlando is where the orca Tilikum is kept. He was caught in the wild about 30 years ago and has since been involved in three human deaths including that of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau right there in Orlando. The orcas at SeaWorld's theme parks (if they cared about animals, they would be non-profit sanctuaries or rehabilitation centers) are kept in tiny tanks where they become stressed, lack proper exercise, and are a risk to other animals and people.

SeaWorld also has also been fighting to import even more wild animals, beluga whales, into the United States, so it can make money off their captivity. And they're fighting to get trainers back into the water for performances even though they've been fined tens of thousands of dollars because it's already been proven to be a huge risk to the workers.

Please join me in politely asking Martina McBride to drop plans to perform at SeaWorld. To do so would be promoting cruelty to orcas and other animals.

To:
Martina McBride
Martina McBride management
Respect animals. Don't perform at SeaWorld!

Nothing about SeaWorld's record of cruelty to animals or dangers to workers seems consistent with the compassion and vision of your music or the work you do to prevent violence against women and children, Martina.

Please listen to the public and drop SeaWorld.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Christne MacMurray CAMDEN, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      Cruelty to animals is egregious behavior that has no place in the lives of moral, caring people of integrity and compassion. The people who run Seaworld need to clean up their act.

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    • Graziella Salterini BUSANA, IN
      • 10 months ago

      too much

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    • Graziella Salterini BUSANA, IN
      • 10 months ago

      Ogni creatura vivente DEVE avere la sua giusta libertà

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    • Ben Shapiro FRAMINGHAM, MA
      • 10 months ago

      Dolphins are awesome.

      (Orcas are a kind of dolphin.)

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    • Annie Reincke FARGO, ND
      • 10 months ago

      Its horrifying how the killer whales and other intelligent beings are treated.

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