Target: Adventure Student Travel
Goal: Cut ties between Adventure Student Travel and SeaWorld.
Adventure Student Travel is a major traveling company that promotes SeaWorld as a great learning experience. Orcas in the wild will swim up to 100 miles in a single day, however orcas at SeaWorld are confined to small tanks where they swim endlessly in circles.
Adventure Student Travel promotes educational and engaging trips. In order to properly learn about orcas, one should study them in their natural habitat. Orcas at SeaWorld were either bred in captivity or ripped away from their families in the wild. The small confinement, separation from other orcas, and being forced to perform tricks in front of jeering crowds causes excessive stress in the whales and teaches people nothing about these intricate and intelligent creatures.
Many other travel companies have ended their business relationships with SeaWorld including Jet Blue, Virgin America, Independent Traveler and STA Travel. STA Travel took it even farther by refusing to offer trips to SeaWorld. Instead of promoting SeaWorld, Adventure Student Travel should look more into whale watching trips where they can see whales in their natural habitat.
Sign this petition below and urge Adventure Student Travel to stop promoting SeaWorld.
Recently it came to my attention that your company, Adventure Student Travel, still promotes trips to SeaWorld. Your company focuses on making the trips engaging and educational. SeaWorld is not the place to learn about orcas. Orcas in the wild swim up to 100 miles a day, however at SeaWorld, their tiny concrete tanks only allow them to swim endlessly in circles. The cramped conditions and being forced to perform tricks in front of loud and large crowds causes excessive stress in the whales.
In order to properly learn about orcas, they must been seen in their natural environment. Instead of promoting SeaWorld, you should look more into whale watching trips. Many other travel companies have ended their business relationship with SeaWorld. This includes Jet Blue, Virgin America, Independent Traveler and STA Travel.
We are asking you to consider following in the footsteps of these other travel companies and stop promoting SeaWorld. Not only is this not an educational facility, but the orcas held at SeaWorld experience excessive stress due to their living conditions and training to do pointless tricks. Please consider ending your business relationship with SeaWorld and instead promote animals living in their natural habitats.
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Photo Credit: Ken Biggs