Petition to SeaWorld, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Fred Jacobs, Becca Bides, Aimee Jeansonne Becka, Jill Kermes
SeaWorld: Alle Orka-Shows beenden!
Ich bin auf der High School und finde Tierschutz extrem wichtig. Deshalb finde ich es unmöglich, dass SeaWorld Orkas dazu zwingt, irgendwelche Shows für Menschen zu machen und in Gefangenschaft zu leben. Meine Freunde und Familie wissen, dass SeaWorld jüngstes Statement nur ein Trick ist: sie sagen, sie würden Orka-Shows beenden. Doch das stimmt nicht. Bitte unterschreiben Sie meine Petition. Sagen wir SeaWorld klar und deutlich, dass sie alle Orka-Shows in all ihren Einrichtungen einstellen sollen! SeaWorld wird die Shows in San Diego beenden, aber sie wollen die Tiere dennoch nicht in die Freiheit entlassen. Außerdem machen sie auf heuchlerische Weise weiter und lassen die Shows in San Antonio und Orlando wie gewohnt stattfinden! SeaWorld hält die Orkan in einem unnatürlichen Lebensraum, umgeben von Betonwänden, beschränkt auf ein kleines Becken, obwohl diese Tiere hunderte von Meilen im offenen Meer zurücklegen. Sie werden getrennt von ihrer Familie, allein oder mit fremden Tieren gehalten, mit totem Fisch gefüttert und dann zwingt man sie, einfältige Tricks vorzuführen während laute Musik scheppert. Sie werden kränklich, gelangweilt und depressiv. Ich weiß nicht, wie es Ihnen geht, aber für mich hört sich das ziemlich miserabel an! Erst vor Kurzem hat SeaWorld verkündet, die Orka-Shows in San Diego zu beenden, weil sie an einem „nachhaltigerem Konzept in einem natürlicherem Umfeld“ arbeiten wollen. Sollten sie tatsächlich über so etwas nachdenken, dann müsste ihnen auffallen, dass es nichts mit Nachhaltigkeit und Natürlichkeit zu tun hat, wenn man solch wunderbare Lebewesen gefangen hält und zwingt, Vorführungen zu machen! SeaWorld ist gefangen in Heuchlerei, Geld regiert dort über die Vernunft. Letztes Jahr konnte ich meine Schule davon überzeugen, den SeaWorld-Besuch abzusagen, weil Jugendliche wie ich gegen Gewalt an Tieren sind. Immer mehr Menschen werden für dieses Thema sensibilisiert und verstehen, dass die Tiere in Gefangenschaft leben, damit SeaWorld mehr Geld einnimmt. Ich weiß, dass wir stärker werden in unserem Kampf gegen SeaWorld. Ich habe gegen das Fangen und Schlachten von Delfinen in Taji demonstriert, weil die Vorführungen von SeaWorld die falsche Botschaft senden. Nämlich, dass es OK ist, Tiere für die Unterhaltungsindustrie zu fangen und zu missbrauchen. Ich bin optimistisch, dass SeaWorld auf unsere Forderungen eingeht, genauso wie der Ringling Bros Zirkus es getan hat und die Elefanten aus der Show nahm. SeaWorld ist ein großes Unternehmen mit Aktionären, vor denen es sich verantworten muss. Deshalb müssen wir den öffentlichen Druck erhöhen, damit die das merken und damit sie die Orka-Shows in allen SeaWorld Parks beenden. Bitte unterschreiben Sie meine Petition und teilen Sie meine Forderung. Orkas sind intelligente und wunderbare Wesen und sie sind nicht auf der Welt um uns zu unterhalten!
Petition to SeaWorld, Inc., Blackstone Group
Don't let Tilikum's Death be in Vain - empty the tanks, SeaWorld
Tilikum was the catalyst behind our student organization for the freedom of cetaceans-- Blue Freedom. It was his plight that inspired us. January 6, 2017 Tilikum died. Maybe the softer term would be that he passed away or that he’s resting peacefully. But the truth is he died. He did not die a natural death with the ocean waves there to carry him to his final resting place. He did not die in his native waters, surrounded by family members he might have spent 50+ years with. He did not die in a sea pen with salt water and caretakers who tried to give him back the most freedom that they could. Tilikum died in a tank. He died in a barren, artificial environment having spent the majority of his life being used for profit so schoolchildren and tourists could get splashed by “Shamu”. He died of a bacterial lung infection at 35 years old so Sea World could use him to build up their captive orca collection and breeding program. He died in Orlando, Florida, so very far from Iceland, so very far from home. I think of how many labels Tilikum carried throughout his life in captivity. The whale that killed trainers. Sea World’s most notorious orca. The whale behind Blackfish. I think about how all those things were cries for help from a creature who did not belong in a tank. Did not belong in captivity. Did not belong anywhere, but the ocean. Yet there he was. And there he died. We believe that his death should NOT be in vain... that his death should be a loud, clear signal to us to keep fighting for all of the whales and dolphins that still suffer in captivity. There is still hope. Educate, discuss, protest, don’t buy a ticket. Keep fighting for them.Do whatever is within your power to see things change. Keep fighting for the future Tilikum should have had. By signing this petition, you are saying NO-- No, Tilikum's death will not be for nothing. No, we will not tolerate this outdated, cruel, and archaic industry any longer. No, we will NOT stop fighting. -The Blue Freedom Team www.bluefreedom.org www.freetillynow.org
Petition to CNN , SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jerry Brown, California State Senate
Help seaworld's orcas!
Captive orcas definitely need more space than they have, as there are multiple issues that their current tanks have which could be harming their mental and physical health. But, as sea pens have the same contaminants as the ocean (which most of the orcas have never experienced before) has, a good idea would be to make large,manmade saltwater lakes at marine parks. Unfortunately, the current options are limited for Orcas living in captive environments. This petition is a proposal for new enclosures for Orcas living in captivity at Seaworld (just saying, one wouldn't actually be at seaworld). Seeing as this is a multifaceted issue with many key players, no one size fits all approach is guaranteed to work. Here are two plausible solutions. The first approach would be to build large lagoons at seaworld that replicate the wild and make the orcas feel a little less claustrophobic. The second approach is a backup plan which would happen if seaworld does not accept to build these lakes (which is quite unlikely as I have some financial plans below) which would be a giant, saltwater lake somewhere in Dover county Delaware. As you probably need more information on this project, here is a google docs link to a five page proposal to all of the people who I am petitioning (but I have to warn you, you have to read the whole thing for it to make sense): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cEWGfE5Z57RpRlEUA2faRz26WRfimi1G9hY-Fo2KWuE/edit Basic cost analysis: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MonnxW7azIMjtr51O-yODJwJ6nxr5U6DU5XqhXQfyiY/edit#gid=1753614987 Concept art: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xtYLUavmrJ0ot9YxAsjK99iHyUv29zlPa81BFYSIM24/edit Please, show compassion to the orcas and other animals at seaworld by signing this petition, as it is the only way for the orcas to finally gain what they deserve and not have to sit in their current concrete tanks for the rest of their lives. It might seem silly as this might seem silly as it is still "captivity". But just remember, this is literally the only way for them to even partly experience how it is like for them in the wild.
Petition to Joel Manby, Brad Andrews, Chris Dold, Dan Brown
SeaWorld: End Your Dolphin Breeding Program!
SeaWorld has announced that they will be ending their captive orca breeding program. We applaud them for their decision and thank them for doing the right thing. We now urge them to end their dolphin breeding program, and keep heading in the right direction to a captive mammal-free park (with the exception of TRUE rescue)! Dolphins in captivity live in sterile crowded environments, often forced to perform several times a day for food. Some of the dolphins at SeaWorld are also forced to participate in swim-with programs. [Click here to learn more about swim-with-dolphin programs and why they are bad for dolphins AND people.] Dolphin captivity also teaches children that it is okay for us take large, intelligent mammals and force them to do what we think is best. We should be teaching our children about conservation and protection instead, as well as the many threats that all marine-life face in our dying oceans. SeaWorld claims that their breeding programs help to save dolphins from the drive-hunts in Taiji, while partially true as currently do not purchase these animals from Japan, they are still participating in holding these animals captive. SeaWorld is setting an example to other captive facilities around the world by breeding and keeping these animals in tanks. They should be showing the rest of the world that they can change their business model and be successful! We are asking SeaWorld to give the same treatment of their captive orcas to the dolphin breeding program. It's time to phase out the dolphin shows and the breeding program. They are continually making amazing drastic steps to improve the parks and the well-being of the animals in their care. We would love to see them include dolphins in any future plans. Some of the dolphins could also be released back into the wild, which would further promote their rescue and rehabilitation plans. It would truly speak volumes to see them do the right thing again! As we said in our last petition regarding the orca program, the only true way to end captivity is to end the breeding program! Please do the right thing for the dolphin in your care! Sources: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project Animal Welfare Institute Captive Animals Protection Society
Petition to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Joel K. Manby, David F. D’Alessandro
Help End All Orca Acts At SeaWorld
Orcas have an average life expectancy of 30 to 50 years in the wild. The maximum lifespan for males is 60 to 70 years and for females, it is 80 to 100 years. By keeping the orcas in captivity, it greatly diminishes their lifespan. While at SeaWorld, the male orcas' dorsal fins have collapsed. In the wild, this is a rarity. The conditions that they are kept in is inhumane and repulsive. 164 orcas have already died at Seaworld. We have to stop this right now or more will die.
Petition to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Texas Governor, Florida Governor
Seaworld Bring Back Orca Breeding to San Antonio and Orlando
Last year on March 17, Seaworld announced that it would stop its breeding program across the United States. This has made activist happy but they are not satisfied. As a result, they wont stop protesting against Seaworld and continue to make efforts for the public to not go to the parks. These are obviously negative effects that the decision to stop breeding has caused. The decision has also caused a negative effect on Seaworld supporters. They feel as if all the hard work to defend Seaworld was a wasted time. This has resulted in even Seaworld's own supporters not going to the parks. This decision has not only had a negative effect on attendance but also in research. Scientist that would study killer whales in your parks will not be able to do that in the future. As Noren said in respect to a study that she was going to publish about killer whale births; "It's really difficult to publish with one. I really was hoping for a couple more, but that is what it is." I do not believe our scientist should have to settle for less in respects to research. We, as supporters, are satistfied with the change of the theatrical shows to more educational orca encounters,but we are not happy with breeding being stopped as it is the animal's own right. I know that breeding in California is illegal so this is why I, and many supporters, are asking you to please change your decision in your Texas and Florida parks. We guarantee that you will see an increase in attendance by Seaworld supporters,be thanked by scientist and researchers, and be able to inspire the next generation of aspiring animal care takers around the nation. Thank you for reading my petition.