July 25, 2014
Another Chance for Lolita's Freedom
Miami Seaquarium, where Lolita (one of the oldest
captive orcas) resides, was recently purchased by Palace Entertainment. This
could either mean good news or bad news for Lolita. Please contact
the President and CEO of Palace Entertainment, asking him to retire Lolita.
in Miami’s Seaquarium for 43 years, is one of the oldest captive orcas alive.
How she has lived for this long under such unnatural conditions is a testament
to her will to survive. Despite violations of the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
her tank size, animal handling practices, and being held without another orca companion since 1980,
USDA allows Lolita to languish.
of Miami Seaquarium could mean one of three things:
- Palace Entertainment could continue to
force Lolita to perform in order to profit.
- Palace Entertainment could decide to transfer
Lolita to another sea park.
- Palace Entertainment could make the
compassionate choice and retire Lolita to a sea sanctuary near her birth family, off
of the Washington coast.
Of course, we’re hoping for option number 3:
Lolita’s freedom. Palace Entertainment must be told that Lolita’s continued
exploitation is unnecessarily cruel. Due
largely to the 2013 documentary Blackfish,
we have public support on our side. Let’s once again be a strong voice for
Lolita, who has endured a lifetime of cruelty and solitude.
Please urge Palace Entertainment to retire Lolita
to her natural waters!
For the animals,
P.S. We are still waiting for the government's decision as to Lolita's status under the Endangered Species Act, and have our fingers crossed.
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