Target: Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld
Goal: Release Martha, a beluga whale that has lost all her children, to an accredited sanctuary.
Martha is a beluga whale that was stolen from the wild and taken to SeaWorld San Antonio where she has been imprisoned since 1988. Over the years, she has been used in SeaWorld’s cruel and unnatural breeding program. Out of the five calves she has given birth to, four have died and one was taken from her to be shipped around the nation.
Martha’s most recent calf was born in June. Before the calf was on this earth for a single day, her and her mother were on display to the public. The calf was born a month premature and passed away just three weeks after her birth.
It appears that SeaWorld does not care about its animals but only profit. Sign this petition and demand that SeaWorld retire Martha to an accredited sanctuary where she will no longer be forced to breed only to lose another child.
Dear Mr. Manby,
Recently Martha, a beluga whale in SeaWorld San Antonio, gave birth to a calf a month premature. Instead of giving the new mother and baby some peace and quiet, you put them both on display to the public just 12 hours after birth. Then just a short three weeks later, the calf passed away.
This is not the first time this has happened to Martha. Four out of her five babies have died, and the only surviving calf was taken from her to be shipped around the nation for public entertainment. Forcing Martha to breed only to lose every child is unusually cruel and inhumane.
Please consider sending Martha to an accredited sanctuary where she can find the peace and happiness she so desperately needs. Martha has not only been imprisoned for nearly 30 years, but she has suffered more psychologically than we could even imagine. It is time to stop focusing on profit but rather the well-being of these amazing animals.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Tony Fox