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The Last Orcas with a Life Sentence?

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for a future generation of orcas: Sea World may no longer breed orcas in San Diego.

“The California Coastal Commission voted to approve SeaWorld’s plan for a new orca prison, but only after a commissioner proposed a key amendment: no more breeding. This significant change would ultimately end captivity for long-suffering orcas in California. SeaWorld was furious and left the chamber in a huff.

SeaWorld was forced to admit that it intended to breed even more orcas to fill the new tanks and that it would not support a ban on breeding. All but one of the commissioners voted to require a breeding ban anyway! This action ensures that the 11 orcas currently at SeaWorld San Diego will be the LAST orcas to be condemned to a nonlife of loneliness, deprivation, and misery at the marine park if SeaWorld proceeds with its Blue World Project.”

Please never visit Sea World or other aquariums that cater to amusing people with animals imprisoned for life.

You can read more about the commission’s decision here:

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Petition: No Dolphins and Whales as People Attraction in Vancouver

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More and more aquariums, zoos and circuses are learning that the public no longer wants to see damaged, unhappy, suffering animal souls.
The Vancouver Aquarium is no exception.

“In exciting news for cetaceans in Canada, the Vancouver Park Board is considering a ban on marine mammal displays at Vancouver Aquarium. This decision would be a 180-degree turnaround from the board’s former mission of actually expanding the number of whale tanks at the aquarium and would place Vancouver’s aquarium on par with Toronto’s, which does not display any large marine mammals. You can read more about the Vancouver Park Board’s change of heart here.

We need you to contact the members of the Vancouver Park Board and ask them to follow the lead of Toronto’s aquarium and reject the continued display of whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium. By taking action, you will be playing a huge part in ensuring a better life for marine mammals who are denied everything that is natural and important to them in captivity.

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Petition: Lolita, the Orca, Needs Help

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

Lolita still in captivity. Photo: Walter Michot

The more people speak up for the release of Lolita, the Orca in confinement at the Miami Seaquarium, the bigger her chances are to be released into a coastal sanctuary.

“Lolita was torn away from her family and natural habitat decades ago. More than 40 years later, she is still stuck in a tank at the Miami Seaquarium—in the smallest orca tank in North America—while the rest of her pod swims freely.

Lolita is a member of the Southern Resident orca population—a group of orcas who are now protected as an endangered species, in part because Lolita’s capture and those like it decimated the population. Inexplicably, Lolita has been denied the same protection as her free-roaming family.

Following a petition submitted by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Orca Network, the National Marine Fisheries Service is now considering finally protecting Lolita as a member of an endangered species, which is an important first step in her rehabilitation and release from captivity. Please urge Palace Entertainment’s CEO to retire Lolita to a coastal sanctuary so that she can begin her rehabilitation immediately.”

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The Animal Legal Defense Fund fights for Lolita


Since the movie Blackfish brought the plight of dolphins, whales and other creatures of the ocean visually into the limelight, it hopefully is foreseeable in the near future that all confined beings will be either released or given the space and care they need to lead a good life.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has taken up the fight for Lolita:

“The Miami Seaquarium is in the business of breaking laws. For decades the Seaquarium has confined Lolita, a wild born orca, in conditions that violate the Animal Welfare Act. Lolita is confined to an undersized concrete prison where she is denied shade and the companionship of other orcas. ALDF has sued in response to these conditions. 

The Seaquarium has also been violating the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act — the law that protects employees from deadly workplace hazards — by requiring trainers to swim with and even ride Lolita like a surfboard as she performs tricks in her tiny tank. ALDF included exclusive video evidence of this ongoing occupational hazard in a complaint sent to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This complaint renews the request ALDF made first in November, asking OSHA to investigate this blatant violation.”

“Orcas belong in the wild, not in entertainment.”

The Animal League Defense Fund ask you to please take action:

Take action to have the law enforced! Contact your federal members of Congress and request that they urge OSHA to enforce the law against Miami Seaquarium.”

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