With your help we will make this happen. Through educational outreach, film screenings and guest appearences at middle schools, high schools, and colleges around the world we are raising awareness about these intelligent social animals. And the corruption which keeps them trapped in a net of lies.The public has the power to make a diference in Lolita's life. By educating our children properly we can empower them to make their own educated decisions. And by standing together, boycotting the companies that exploit marine life, and demanding the retirement of aging performers we can make a difference in all their lives. Lolita's family is waiting for her in Puget Sound and we are determined to see that she comes home. Join the good fight: the fight for respect, honor, admiration, and justice. Before its too late. Unfortunately, this dream was written before Lolita's health was determined, she is now very ill (all captivity related) and is not expected to live much longer than 5 years more or less. THIS IS THE DEATH SHE IS LOOKING AT:
PLEASE HELP US GET HER RETIRED, AND AT LEAST LIVE OUT THE REST OF HER TORTURED LIFE COMFORTABLY!!!
What's Wrong with Captivity? Video
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"I think they're on their 10th or 11th 'Flipper' by now," according to one former employee, but who's counting? We go through quite a few dolphins because the damn things keep dying before they reach their teens. (dolphin death chart Click here)We realize that they live between 40 and 70 years in the wild so, as you can imagine, it's pretty disappointing that they can't give us a few more years. However, we did find that if we keep naming the new dolphins "Flipper," the public never really knows any different. It's the 'Flipper' lie".
The Miami Attraction / Theme Park Where we Turn Wild Animals Into Circus Clowns and We Do it with a Smile.
Celebrating 5o Years
50 Years of Abusement
50 Years of Encarceration
In captivity, they no longer have their families. Lolita has been without any other orca for 23 years. (Hugo, the only other orca the Seaquarium ever had, was kept in a separate and much smaller tank than Lolita before she arrived. As former trainers can tell you, Hugo went insane and killed himself by repeatedly slamming his head on the wall).
Jacques Cousteau once said, "There is as much educational benefit in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be in studying human beings by only observing prisoners in solitary confinement."
I've never had the chance to see Lolita in person, but I can tell you that she is an amazing animal. Let's let these people know that she simply can't be imprisoned like this.
Her "puddle" does not meet government regulations!