Now, a petition on the site Change.org calling on British Airways to cut ties with SeaWorld has gained nearly 200,000 signatures. The petition, which was started in May, reads:
British Airways – Stop selling trips to SeaWorld. End your support for these cruel orca circuses.
At first, British Airways responded to the petition's creator, an activist named Kathleen Haase, by denying that anything was wrong with selling trips to SeaWorld and by saying that customers make their own choices to visit marine parks. But now, the airline has agreed to meet with Haase and other activists to discuss the future of its relationship with SeaWorld.