Please cancel your performance at SeaWorld
  • Petitioned REO Speedwagon

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REO Speedwagon
Frontline Management
REO Speedwagon

Please cancel your performance at SeaWorld

    1. Tracy H
    2. Petition by

      Tracy H

      UK, United Kingdom

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Dear REO Speedwagon please watch the informative documentary ‘Blackfish’ & cancel your gig at SeaWorld  like musicians Willie Nelson, Barenaked Ladies & Heart have done.   I’m sure once you’ve watched the documentary you will no longer want to perform at SeaWorld, you could make such a difference, as by not performing will lead to more public awareness of the plight these beautiful marine mammals endure daily which is a life of captivity & misery,  in the wild they swim hundreds of kilometers a day but here they are contained in concrete bathtubs for the rest of their lives.  Times are changing and there is no place in the 21st century for marine parks in the world.  

 

Since the early 1990's in the UK there have been no captive dolphins or whales on display, public opinion in England on the confinement of these sentient, intelligent marine mammals in a totally un-natural environment purely for public entertainment began to change. The moral issue of keeping such wide-ranging marine mammals in a cramped space, performing for their food under the guise of education or research began to be questioned. Dolphins and whales were in captivity for one reason and one reason only, to make money.  PLEASE CANCEL YOUR GIG  & show your fans you care.  These wonderful marine mammals need to be in their natural environment & free.

 

 

 

To:
REO Speedwagon
REO Speedwagon, Frontline Management
Please cancel your gig like musicians ‘Willie Nelson’ & ‘Barenaked Ladies’ have done. Times are changing and there is no place in the 21st century for SeaWorld & any other marine parks in the world. These wonderful marine mammals need to be in their natural environment & free. Please show your fans you care

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Please Help Stop The Slaughter 20,000 dolphins & small whales

      Tracy H
      by Tracy H
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all again for signing the petition. Please, please can I also bring to your attention of the slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales that occurs in Taiji Japan each year. Some of you may not be aware that from September to March fishermen herd, kidnap & butcher whole families of dolphins & small whales. They herd them into a shallow bay were they are mercilessly stabbed and drowned to death, these beautiful marine mammals endure an agonizing death with their cries filling the bay – please help stop this senseless slaughter of dolphins & whales in Taiji Japan - visit http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians & watch the award winning documentary ‘The Cove’ be warned its very moving like Blackfish.

      Cove Guardians

      The slaughter of 20,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales occurs in Japan each year. Starting on September 1st and usually continuing through March of the next year, fishermen herd whole families of small cetaceans into a shallow bays and mercilessly stab and drown them to death.

    2. REO Speedwagon Cancelled Gig

      Tracy H
      by Tracy H
      Petition Organizer

      We did it ! Media states they ‘were moved by watching Blackfish’ & decided to quit the gig. Thank you all so much for signing the petition, each & everyone of us have made REO Speedwagon & others aware of the plight these beautiful Orca’s endure at SeaWorld , may I suggest you thank them for cancelling via their Twitter/Facebook page,
      Personally I feel a great achievement that they listened watched ‘Blackfish’ & decided to cancel, however there’s still a lot of work to do in closing these bathubs & educating others that SeaWorld is cruel & outdated so please keep campaigning & sign as many petitions as you can xx

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    • Jennifer Mack LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
      • 9 months ago

      We need to send a message to $eaWorld that their kidnapping, imprisonment, and exploitation of marine animals is not okay. Let's shut them down!

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    • Natalie Michal SANTA BARBARA, CA
      • 9 months ago

      It is absolutely barbaric to keep such intelligent creatures in captivity, to be made circus acts.

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    • Chris Maez YANKTON, SD
      • 9 months ago

      seaworld = animal abuse/torture/murder!

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    • Gillian Malcolm GREENMOUNT, AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      REO Speedwagon just cancelled their show at Seaworld, with a statement of Facebook..... THANK YOU REO...

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    • Judy Oliver MATHESON, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      all innocent life should be free

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