Hanson: Please Agree to Never Play at SeaWorld Again
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Prior to Hanson playing at SeaWorld Orlando in March, 2018, 50,000 compassionate people had signed this petition asking the band to cancel that performance. Unfortunately they continued with the show, so we are now asking Hanson to agree never to play at SeaWorld again. Please continue sharing.
To Hanson - you have always encouraged your fanbase to stand up for what we believe in. Many of us were extremely disappointed with your decision to play at SeaWorld. Please let us know you're still the caring men we've adored these last two decades, and agree to never to do another show at SeaWorld.
The original letter to Hanson is below.
Your fans are some of the most dedicated and loyal fans of music out there--and you know it. We've followed you around the world--from Tulsa to Jamaica--and back again. We support your projects, camp out in the snow, rain, and sun to see you. We've spent over 20 years fighting for your music and your vision, believing in you every step of the way.
But we can't defend your support of SeaWorld. At SeaWorld, intelligent, sensitive animals are confined to tiny tanks that to them are the size of bathtubs. They are denied everything important and natural to them. And they don't just suffer. They die. So many animals have died at SeaWorld--and the number grows and grows.
SeaWorld is hell for animals: Orcas swim in endless circles and break their teeth by gnawing in frustration on the concrete corners and metal bars of their tiny tanks. Dolphins are impregnated, sometimes forcibly after being drugged; a polar bear recently died after her companion of 20 years was torn away from her; and three infant marine mammals, including a 3-month-old baby orca, died there in just three months.
After hearing this and finding out how SeaWorld neglects and mistreats animals in its care, numerous bands have decided to cancel their appearances. Please do the same and move this show to a different venue. Your fanbase will support your decision and respect you for it.
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