Target: W. Jerry Cook, Chairman of State Fair of West Virginia
Goal: Cancel plans for the allegedly abusive Sea Lion Splash to perform at the State Fair of West Virginia.
The State Fair of West Virginia is planning on hosting the traveling sea lion show Sea Lion Splash. Sea Lion Splash has a long list of Animal Welfare Act violations and is notorious for its alleged abuse and neglect.
Sea Lion Splash has been cited for not providing adequate veterinary care, for not providing adequate barriers between the animals and the public, for using undersized tanks, and for not continuing testing for a highly contagious disease.
In addition to these violations, a former employee of Sea Lion Splash claimed to have seen the owners hitting sea lions with pipes. This individual also claimed that six sea lions were left in a single tank without cleaning the water or given food for three days.
Sign this petition and demand the State Fair of West Virginia cancel its plans with this cruel company.
Dear Mr. Cook,
Your fair is planning on hosting the traveling sea lion show, Sea Lion Splash. This company is notorious for its alleged abuse and neglect and has a long list of Animal Welfare Act violations.
Sea Lion Splash has been cited for not providing adequate veterinary care, not providing adequate barriers between the animals and the people, for using undersized tanks, and for not continuing testing for the disease leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a highly transmissible disease and two of their animals tested positive for it.
It is clear this company lacks responsibility and respect for its animals and the communities it travels to. Please consider canceling your plans with this company. These animals belong in the open sea playing with friends, not confined to small tanks forced to put on shows for humans.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Diego Delso