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BREAKING NEWS -- On November 14th, 2016, the New York Times reported that Pizza the polar bear was being granted a temporary reprieve from its confines at the Grandview Mall Aquarium. While this is a victory, temporary doesn't mean permanent. And there are still hundreds of species suffering at this establishment. We must continue the fight below.
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The city of Guangzhou is located within China's southeast Guangdong Province. Within Guangzhou is the Grandview Mall Aquarium, an aquarium that, as its name indicates, shares space with a shopping mall.

According to PETA, the aquarium displays 500 species, including two polar bears, five walrus calves, six young beluga whales, and two Arctic wolves, all of which inhabit "barren enclosures that are too small for them to engage in natural behavior."

More than that, these animals aren't located in areas within the building that allow them natural air, or natural light.

In effect, as reported by spectators and the media alike, these animals are showing signs of extreme unhappiness. Intense pacing back and forth. Swimming in circles. Clawing at the walls.

This is not how animals should be treated; this is not how these animals are meant to live.

What stands in the way of better lives for these animals is the deputy general manager of the shopping center, Li Chengtang, who has denied claims specifically about the polar bear enclosure, but who has also said that these reports give a false impression of the venue, that these animals aren't actually kept in poor conditions.

It's clear that the Grandview Mall Aquarium isn't going to step aside, not without push from its government. We must call upon the governor of the Guangdong Province, Zhu Xiaodan, to enact change.

Sign below to not only force the closure of this inhumane aquarium, but to release its animals to loving sanctuaries.

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Dear Governor Zhu Xiaodan,

People across the planet have spoken: the Grandview Mall Aquarium is a disgraceful way in which to treat animals. The people have spoken, yes, but the shopping center in which this aquarium tragically resides refuses to listen. In fact, they refuse to acknowledge the inhumanity at all.

Whales aren't meant to swim in circles. Wolves and foxes aren't meant to pace back and forth within a pen. Polar bears aren't meant to claw at walls.

These animals deserve better. While they cannot be released into the wild, they deserve to live within something as near to their natural habitat as possible. The Grandview Mall Aquarium is not it.

Governor, because the shopping center refuses to cooperate, it's now up to you to force this change. I demand that the Grandview Mall Aquarium be closed immediately, and its animals be released to proper sanctuaries, so that they can recover from their mistreatment and live their lives in peace.


Petition Signatures

Feb 20, 2018 Sarah Mallows
Feb 20, 2018 Socorro Wapelhorst
Feb 20, 2018 Melanie Blackburn
Feb 20, 2018 Nora Sachs
Feb 20, 2018 Jennifer Gaffney
Feb 19, 2018 G. Tompkins
Feb 19, 2018 Robin Blakesley
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Prideaux
Feb 19, 2018 Rebecca Lambert
Feb 19, 2018 Mary Lyda
Feb 19, 2018 Mireille Baré
Feb 19, 2018 Joanna Casey
Feb 19, 2018 Pat Parkin
Feb 19, 2018 carol patton We are losing this species -- they will be extinct in our lifetime. You must not use polar bears for entertainment or any other reason. Free them. Now
Feb 19, 2018 Sheila Dempsey
Feb 18, 2018 Barbara Siewert
Feb 18, 2018 Wanda Anthony
Feb 18, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Feb 18, 2018 Lynne Burnell
Feb 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2018 Linda Dankmeyer
Feb 17, 2018 Claudia Jarrett
Feb 17, 2018 Cindy Potter
Feb 16, 2018 ANA ALEMAN
Feb 16, 2018 Dana Norton
Feb 16, 2018 Mindy Schech
Feb 15, 2018 Karla Krohn
Feb 14, 2018 maria lopez
Feb 14, 2018 Carol Felicello
Feb 14, 2018 Rahile Mehdiyeva
Feb 14, 2018 Graham Gove
Feb 12, 2018 carla bond
Feb 12, 2018 sherry mainquist
Feb 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 10, 2018 Nalini Persad
Feb 10, 2018 (Name not displayed) Grandview Mall Aquarium is a cruel example of the ignorance and inhumanity of the area and it's people. Please correct this shameful situation!!
Feb 10, 2018 Stacey Cannon
Feb 10, 2018 Linda M
Feb 10, 2018 Anne Brown This is indefensible cruelty.
Feb 9, 2018 H. M. Sustaita
Feb 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2018 Sandra Just
Feb 7, 2018 Kim Peterson
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Banks
Feb 4, 2018 Elizabeth Holmes-Luciano
Feb 3, 2018 McKayla Murphy
Jan 30, 2018 June Macy
Jan 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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