Target: Governor of California, Jerry Brown
Goal: Support the California state bill banning performances and captive breeding of killer whales
The documentary called Blackfish has caused much controversy regarding the treatment of killer whales at the marine mammal park, SeaWorld. Executives from SeaWorld are trying desperately to convince California lawmakers to reconsider passing a bill that will ban any live performances involving killer whales, as well as captive breeding of this marine mammal in the state of California.
Orcas are incompatible to life in captivity than most marine mammals due to their intelligence and massive size. The treatment of orcas at SeaWorld only proves that they should not be held in captivity. The stress these marine mammals are forced to endure is detrimental to their health and state of mind. SeaWorld argues that the orcas only perform movements that they would ordinarily do in the wild, however many of the tricks that the killers whales are told to perform contradicts their claims.
Killer whales do not belong in a marine mammal park. Breeding killer whales in captivity would only give orcas a life spent swimming around in a tank and performing tricks for human entertainment. Sign this petition and support the passage of this bill.
Dear Governor Jerry Brown,
It has come to my attention that California lawmakers are planning on passing a bill that essentially looks out for the best interests of killer whales. The bill bans any live performances and captive breeding of killer whales. I believe that the documentary Blackfish plays a major role in the creation of this bill, as it displays the truth behind the facade of marine mammal life in captivity.
In the documentary, the treatment of these orcas in the marine mammal park, SeaWorld, is finally revealed. I believe that the documentary proves that orcas should not be held in captivity. Their massive size, intelligence, and social nature is not compatible with the tanks they are forced to swim around and live in for a majority of their lives. The tricks that they are made to perform is not something a killer whale would ordinarily do in the wild.
I hope that you recognize that killer whales are incompatible to life in captivity. I urge you to convince the California lawmakers to pass this bill to ban the performances and captive breeding of killer whales.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Milan Boers via flickr