Praise Festival for Canceling Cruel Shark Show

Target: Thomas Wicker, President and CEO of the International Cherry Blossom Festival

Goal: Praise the International Cherry Blossom Festival for canceling its plans with Haai Shark Encounter.

Haai Shark Encounter is a traveling shark show that exploits nurse sharks and claims to be “educational.” The show carts nurse sharks all over the nation and forces them to endure large, loud crowds regularly.

During a typical show, nurse sharks are trapped in a small tank while people reach their hands in and poke and prod the sharks. It is an incredibly stressful and nerve-wracking experience for these shy, gentle creatures. Thankfully, the International Cherry Blossom Festival decided to cancel its plans with Haai Shark Encounter after learning about the horrors these sharks face.

Sign this petition and praise the International Cherry Blossom Festival for canceling its plans with Haai Shark Encounter.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Wicker,

It recently came to my attention that the International Cherry Blossom Festival decided to cancel its plans with Haai Shark Encounter after learning about the cruelty behind the show. By refusing to support this establishment, you’ve acknowledged that sharks belong in the wild, not in small tanks.

Nurse sharks are gentle, docile creatures who shy away from human contact. They have never been involved in a fatal human attack as they would rather avoid the situation. During Haai Shark Encounter’s shows, the sharks are trapped in a small tank where people reach their hands in to poke and prod the animals. There is no escape and the situation is incredibly stressful for these animals.

Thank you for deciding to cancel your plans with Haai Shark Encounter and speaking up for those who do not have a voice. I can only hope more people and businesses follow in your footsteps and decide to no longer support this cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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7 Comments

  1. tera tuky says:

    Thank you for showing mercy to these poor sharks…no animal must be tortured but live peacefully.

  2. Tracy Joseph says:

    Absolutely fantastic!!!!

  3. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    THANK YOU for your compassion!!!

  4. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Very impressed that you’re doing the right thing.

  5. Thank you, Mr. Wicker, for showing true compassion by canceling the Haai Shark Encounter show when you learned the truth about what happens to these wonderful sea creatures. Your actions are greatly appreciated!

  6. Richard Hofman Richard Hofman says:

    One day gonna be a planet of animals where the humans will hunted, humiliated, kept in cages etc.
    The day it will big win of nature above the dirty humans!

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared

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