Target: Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld
Goal: Retire Corky, an orca who has been held in captivity for over four decades, to an accredited sanctuary.
Corky the orca has been imprisoned within the walls of SeaWorld for over 47 years. She was taken from the wild back in 1969 and is the longest-held captive whale in history. It is time for Corky to be moved to an accredited sanctuary where she can live a more natural life.
Not only has Corky been trapped in a concrete tank for 47 years, but she has also been forcibly impregnated six times. The longest surviving baby was only alive for 47 days. Corky has known nothing but misery at the hands of SeaWorld. Captive life causes many mental and physical problems in orcas due to the lack of stimuli. In the wild, orcas can swim up to 100 miles a day, but all Corky can do is swim in an endless circle.
Sign this petition to demand SeaWorld retire Corky to an accredited sanctuary. Time is running out, and she should not spend another minute imprisoned in her tank.
Dear Mr. Manby,
Corky is an orca that has been imprisoned within the walls of SeaWorld San Diego for the past 47 years. She is the longest-held captive orca in history and that is a title no one wants. Since Corky was taken from the wild back in 1969, she has known nothing but the concrete tanks of captivity.
Not only has Corky been in captivity for the past 47 years, but she has also been forcibly impregnated six times with no surviving calves. Instead of swimming up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean with friends, she is stuck swimming in a never-ending circle. Corky has been taken advantage for much too long and it is time to make the end of her life a happy one.
Please retire Corky to an accredited sanctuary where she can live out a more natural life. She would be able to spend the last chapters of her life surrounded by friends and truly experiencing happiness.
[Your Name Here]
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