Target: Andrew Hertz, General Manager of Miami Seaquarium
Goal: Free Lolita, the orca who has been held captive for 45 years and alone for 35 years.
Lolita the orca has been held captive since 1970 and has been alone since her only companion died in 1980. On top of all this, Lolita is the orca with the smallest tank throughout the entire U.S. It is preposterous for Miami Seaquarium to say it cares about the education, conservation and appreciation of all marine species when it is not showing the slightest sign of respect for this creature.
With the exciting news of SeaWorld ending its breeding program at all their locations, Miami Seaquarium was asked about its stance with its lone orca, Lolita. Miami Seaquarium announced that it will not be releasing Lolita and “will continue [its] commitment to education, conservation and the appreciation for all marine species.”
Sign this petition and demand Miami Seaquarium bring Lolita to a seaside sanctuary where she can happily live out the rest of her days among other orcas in a more natural environment.
Dear Mr. Hertz,
More and more venues are deciding to end their entertainment shows that involve animals. Your organization is taking a step in the opposite direction. Miami Seaquarium has announced it will keep Lolita in her tiny solitary confinement and continue her shows.
Miami Seaquarium states it will keep Lolita and the show because of its “commitment to education, conservation and the appreciation of all marine species.” Keeping a very social animal in solitary confinement for 35 years in the tiniest tank in the U.S. is not showing any appreciation to this creature. In addition, your shows are allegedly spreading false information.
Please practice what you preach and release Lolita to a seaside sanctuary where she can happily live out the rest of her days among other orcas in a more natural environment.
[Your Name Here]
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