Confirmed victory
Petitioning Morro Bay

Animals are suffering. Shut down the Morro Bay Aquarium

Imagine being forced to live your entire life in a bathtub.

For over 50 years, the Morro Bay Aquarium has kept seals and sea lions in tiny, barren cages.

Dubbed "Seal Guantanamo" and frequently referred to as the worst aquarium in the nation, the Morro Bay Aquarium was cited for 22 violations of the Animal Welfare Act between April 2009 and August 2010.

Harbor seals in captivity generally live to be 25 years old, but the seals who die at Morro Bay Aquarium average just 6.73 years.

The aquarium space is leased from the Morro Bay Harbor Department, and the lease is up for renewal soon. There is a meeting on June 25, so we urgently need your help! Now is the time to fight the lease renewal, so the seals and sea lion can be relocated to a much better environment.

Please sign this petition to tell the City of Morro Bay that you will not be visiting Morro Bay as long as the aquarium is in operation.

Letter to
Morro Bay
I was dismayed when I learned of the conditions at the Morro Bay Aquarium. I'm writing to ask that you please do NOT renew the Morro Bay Aquariums' lease, but that you instead allow others to submit proposals for the space. Until the seals and sea lions are relocated to a humane environment, I will not visit Morro Bay.