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seaworld

32 petitions

Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to info@hanson.net

Hanson: Please Agree to Never Play at SeaWorld Again

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.  Hanson, 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. Thank you.  

Kristina J Addington
85,511 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Debi Bishop, Gerald Glennon

End Your Partnership With Dolphin Quest

Please consider our signatures as our official intent to refrain from staying at Hilton Hotels or Kahala Resort while in Hawaii or partaking in any of the shopping, dining, or tours they provide, until the partnership between your resorts and the captive dolphin facility, Dolphin Quest, is severed. As we learn more about what is required of these dolphins to survive in dolpinariums, we see that it is irresponsible to strip them of nearly all of their physical, social, and psychological needs for our benefit.Studies prove that dolphins are cognitive beings with self-awareness similar to that in humans. In the wild dolphins’ lives revolve around their social structure and bonds. They care for eachother’s young, co-operate while hunting, aid and console those in distress, partake in their population’s own varying cultures, and pass down information throughout generations, just like we do. But in captivity they are all thrown together, partaking in social dynamics that don’t exist in their wild populations, ones that can cause alarming and aggressive behaviors. Hawaii’s captive cetacean industry is responsible for over 146 reported deaths, all documented by the overseeing governing body National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), with causes of deaths varying from “drowned,” “suffocation,” “killed by another dolphin,” “food poisoning,” and trainer error. We strongly feel that this is a poor representation of Hawaii’s long standing cultural relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants and we are not the only ones. Public opposition continues to grow towards the captive marine mammal industry. What was once a huge draw for business and tourism is now becoming a negative association. Multiple countries and states have banned the public display of whales and dolphins. Just this past year, Jeff Stone of The Resort Group decided to cease all plans to put captive dolphins in the upcoming billion dollar investment Atlantis Resort in Ko’olina, stating they are committed to “respecting and celebrating the unique history, culture and ocean heritage of Hawaii.” And regardless of its lack of Swim With Dolphin Programs, Maui is still rated the #1 island, not just in Hawaii, but in the world by Trip Advisor.With such beautiful and diverse ocean wildlife providing opportunities for visitors that include world class whale watching and scuba diving just steps from your hotels we hope you will consider taking a similar route to those standing up to the practice of keeping marine mammals captive during the inevitable sunset of this industry. Mahalo nui loa for your time!

Ceta-Coalition
6,369 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to CNN , SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Care2 , Greenpeace USA, ALDF , HSUS, Merlin Entertainment

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 might interfere with the environment, and would put the orcas at risk from pollutants such as oil and radiation, other choices must be considered for them.Unfortunately, the current options are limited for Orcas living in captive environments. This petition is a proposal for an orca sanctuary outside of seaworld. Seeing as the creation of an ethical sanctuary for orcas is a very complicated solution, no solution is flawless and none have absolutely no downsides when it comes to safety, the environment or pollution. So, here is the solution which would definitely help the orcas exponentially and hopefully has less flaws than most plans. This solution would be to build a giant (kilometer long), saltwater lake in New Castle County, Delaware that would replicate the wild and make the orcas feel a little less claustrophobic. As you probably need more information on this project before making a decision to sign, here is a google docs link to an eight page proposal to you, and to all of the people being petitioned for this petition: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cEWGfE5Z57RpRlEUA2faRz26WRfimi1G9hY-Fo2KWuE/edit?usp=sharing Basic cost analysis: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MonnxW7azIMjtr51O-yODJwJ6nxr5U6DU5XqhXQfyiY/edit#gid=1753614987   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.

Vlad K
1,026 supporters