More Signatures Needed To Help Animals That Continue To Suffer At Grandview Aquarium Located In A Shopping Mall In China

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Those of you who remember Pizza the Polar Bear might remember why he became famous. He was known as the “World’s Saddest Bear” because he was once housed at the Grandview Aquarium in Guangzhou China. A pathetic excuse for an animal park located within a shopping mall.

Well now, that same aquarium is back in the news and for an equally depressing reason. The Grandview may have relinquished Pizza to a better facility, but they still house several animals that are living in unsuitable conditions. This menagerie includes belugas, seals and a walrus that still call the Grandview home.

The aquarium has been called a “living hell” and for good reason.

The beluga whales, which were caught in the wild and forced into a life of captivity, live in a plain tank with no stimulation. They’re only outside interaction comes from the trainers and paying customers for whom they are forced to perform.

The seven-spotted seals don’t fare much better. They also have little to no stimulus and seem to exhibit behavior that suggests the animals are utterly bored with their existence. For seals and whales, marine mammals that usually have a vast ocean to call their home, being forced to live in an empty tank in a dimly lit facility is absolute hell.

Finally, as activists point out, the aquarium further endangers these animals well-being because of its location. Defying logic, the aquarium isn’t located on the ground floor, so if there is ever a leak or worse, not only will the animals, but the people below could be swept away.

It is time to shut down this horrific facility. These animals deserve to live in peace in a sanctuary where they can enjoy their remaining years. Not to be on display inside a shopping mall.

Sign and share this Care2 petition and ask the city of Guangzhou to seize Grandview’s animals, give them to a sanctuary, and shut that aquarium down for good! SIGN HERE! 

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