SeaWorld has a long history of harming animals—like dolphins and whales—by using them to make money. Most companies don’t want to work with SeaWorld because it is known for this cruelty. But Build-A-Bear Workshop has opened a store inside SeaWorld Orlando in Florida. We need your help to let Build-A-Bear Workshop know that it should help animals by ending its partnership with SeaWorld.
More than 40 orcas and over 300 other dolphins and whales have died at SeaWorld. Even though the company stopped breeding orcas after people like you took a stand and demanded that it stop, it continues to use other dolphins and whales as breeding machines—creating more baby animals who are forced to spend their whole lives in a small tank. Dolphins are naturally chatty, social animals who forge strong relationships with other members of their pod. Forcing them to perform tricks to entertain humans is cruel.
Nearly every big business that previously supported SeaWorld has stopped working with it. These brands include Delta Air Lines, Mattel, Mott’s, and Taco Bell. The world is learning that keeping animals—including marine mammals—in extreme captivity is wrong. Build-A-Bear Workshop should get with the times and join the long list of companies that are rejecting animal abuse. Please urge Build-A-Bear Workshop to ditch SeaWorld and stop encouraging this cruelty.
You can help persuade Build-A-Bear Workshop to end its partnership with SeaWorld by sending a reminder to the CEO, Sharon Price John, that the animals imprisoned at the marine abusement park need her help. The more people the company hears from, the better!
Here’s all you need to do:
1. Print this coloring sheet.
2. Color it in, and sign your name.
3. Send it to this address:
Sharon John at Build-A-Bear Workshop
1954 Innerbelt Business Center Dr.
Saint Louis, MO 63114-5719
4. Encourage your family members and friends to do the same.
Before you mail it, snap a selfie with your colored and signed sheet and send it to us at [email protected]. We love to see you helping animals! 😊