Petition Closed
Petitioning Travel and Adventure Show and 6 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Travel and Adventure Show
Public/Media Relations
Melanie Flavin
Sales Director
John Spooner
Sales Director
Nancy Iannotta
Operations Director
Julie Golicz
COO
Jim Forberg
PR contact
Kerry Lynn Bohen

Do Not Allow SeaWorld to Bring Terrified Live Animals to the Travel and Adventure Expo

SeaWorld is a corporation with a long and storied history of animal abuse. 2013's scathing documentary, Blackfish, brought attention to this issue and information including video footage, photographs and testimonials from park visitors, animal behavior specialists and even former SeaWorld trainers and employees continue to surface attesting to their horrible mistreatment of animals.

The Washington DC Travel and Adventure Expo is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (2/22-23). As part of the event, SeaWorld plans to bring wild animals from their collection into an enormous convention center in the middle of Washington DC to be gawked at by thousands of attendees. With this latest attempt to promote their business at the Travel and Adventure Expo this weekend, SeaWorld is once again proving that they are far more interested in profits than the welfare of the animals under their care.

I am asking you to join with me in asking the organizers of the expo not to accept SeaWorld as a sponsor for the event and, at the very least, not to allow them to bring live animals into the convention center. Thank you.


Letter to
Travel and Adventure Show
Public/Media Relations Melanie Flavin
Sales Director John Spooner
and 4 others
Sales Director Nancy Iannotta
Operations Director Julie Golicz
COO Jim Forberg
PR contact Kerry Lynn Bohen
SeaWorld is a corporation with a long and storied history of animal abuse. 2013's scathing documentary, Blackfish, brought attention to this issue and information including video footage, photographs and testimonials from park visitors, animal behavior specialists and even former SeaWorld trainers and employees continue to surface attesting to their horrible mistreatment of animals.

The Washington DC Travel and Adventure Expo is this weekend on Saturday and Sunday (2/22-23). As part of the event, SeaWorld plans to bring wild animals from their collection into an enormous convention center in the middle of Washington DC to be gawked at by thousands of attendees. With this latest attempt to promote their business at the Travel and Adventure Expo this weekend, SeaWorld is once again proving that they are far more interested in profits than the welfare of the animals under their care.

I am asking you, as one of the organizers of the expo, not to accept SeaWorld as a sponsor for this event or any future events and, at the very least, not to allow them to bring live animals into your convention centers. Thank you.