Lonely Planet Writer

Petition against SeaWorld in Dubai gains over 30,000 signatures

Plans for SeaWorld to open an aquatic theme park in the UAE have been met with considerable public resistance. A petition against the company operating in Dubai has already gained over 30,000 signatures, with a surge in numbers over the past few months.

The Shamu show in Orlando, Florida.
The Shamu show in Orlando, Florida. Image by Josh Hallett / CC BY 2.0

It states “SeaWorld is already one of the worst cases of wild animal abuse in the history of the United States and SeaWorld should not be allowed to exist in Dubai as well.” Last May SeaWorld announced plans to “assess the viability of a multi-park development in the Middle East” but has released no further statements on the matter since then. Read more: arabianbusiness.com