Free Lone Orca Stuck in Tank for 45 Years

Orca Belissarius

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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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10 Comments

  1. Hugh Smith says:

    Its shocking and outrageous that they can get away with keeping any creature in a tank, these marine mammals need to be set free its sad that people actually pay to go and see this heinous animal abuse are they sick in the head also to enjoy seeing creatures this way.

  2. Michael Henderson says:

    Lolita did NOT volunteer for this! She was ripped from her family and her vast ocean home and forced to live in a bathtub. And all for human greed! Pathetic and disgraceful!!

  3. HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS, HAVE THEY NO FEELINGS FOR THE ANIMAL KINGDOM AT ALL, THIS POOR POOR CREATURE, HOW WOULD THEY LIKE TO BE ALONE FOR ALL THESES YEARS, NEVER TO SEE ANOTHER HUMAN, FOR PITIES SAKE,

  4. And i don’t understand why it continues, who in the hell has created this?! that concept! we are not in a game!!
    animals either! these spectacles are expensive too, so keep your money, keep the marine animals “safe”! it’s purely evil

  5. John Babbitt says:

    “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”. I would like to see more information about this “seaside sanctuary she will be released to because from what I understand such a place does not exist yet, not a single Orca has successfully been released from captivity, into a sea pen yet.

  6. The people who imprisioned Lolita MUST suffer 45 yrs in solitary confinement!

  7. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED !!!

  8. Jeunesse crane says:

    Until people stop going to see these shows the almighty dollar will always win.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  10. Tony DeLia Tony DeLia says:

    We have not forgotten.

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