#FreeLolita the Lone Orca Stuck in Tank for 45 Years – Social Media Alert

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.

Campaign update:

Our movement to free Lolita, the orca trapped in a tiny tank at Miami Seaquarium for 45 years, has taken off with thousands of supporters! Now we need your help to turn up the heat and force the Miami Seaquarium to FREE LOLITA.

Let’s bring our message directly to Miami Seaquarium, the institution that is holding Lolita prisoner by posting the following message on Facebook:

Orcas don’t belong in captivity. Lolita has suffered for 45 years @MiamiSeaquarium in her tiny tank. Please send her to a seaside sanctuary. I stand with thousands of activists who have signed this petition calling to #FreeLolita https://forcechange.com/155049/free-lone-orca-stuck-in-tank-for-45-years/

And on Twitter:

Lolita the orca has suffered 45 years @MiamiSeaquarium. Please send her to a seaside sanctuary. #FreeLolita https://forcechange.com/155049/free-lone-orca-stuck-in-tank-for-45-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 captive orca with the smallest tank in the entire U.S. It is preposterous for Miami Seaquarium, the institution that is holding her prisoner, to say it cares about education, conservation, and the appreciation of all marine species when it is not showing the slightest sign of respect for this creature.

After the exciting news that SeaWorld is ending its orca breeding program at all its locations, Miami Seaquarium was asked about its stance regarding 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 of 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 and Miami Seaquarium,

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 the orca 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 orca tank in the U.S. is not showing any appreciation of this creature.

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]

Photo credit: Belissarius


84 Comments

  1. Free the lone orca that stuck in tank

  2. Stephanie Geyser says:

    What crime has Lolita done, to be sentenced to solitary confinement for so long, without any interaction with her own kind?

  3. Lita Lubitsh-White says:

    Let her free and make sure she can take care of herself once she is out there. Animals deserve better!

  4. Janet Black says:

    Capturing her and keeping her in isolation was a bad thing to do but turning her loose after 45 years is probably not a smart idea. Orcas live in pods (families). Turning her loose without her family and after being taken care of for all these years might just condemn her to death.

  5. Free this poor creature from such appalling solitary confinement she needs to be free and living with other Orcas.Please let her go

  6. For GOD’S LOVELY CREATURE HE LOVES N HE CREATED IS NOT FOR HUMAN’S ENTERTAINMENT N NOT FOR TORTURE !!! LEARN TO LOVE NOT JUST OWN HUMAN KIND BUT ALL GOD’S CREATIONS TOO!
    F.R.E.E LORITA ORCA FAST !!!

  7. kathleen skubisz says:

    Unfortunately she has lived in captivity for so long that she will not be able to survive in the wild. Freeing her now will only be a death sentence!

  8. Free this poor creature from such appalling solitary confinement she needs to be free and living with other Orcas.Please let her go!

  9. Don’t you believe it is time to do what’s right?

  10. Heather Brophy says:

    WE DON’T PAY YOU TO BE CRUEL AND GREEDY, YOU IDIOTS! PUT HER IN AN OCEAN TANK,SHE’LL BE MUCH BETTER OFF!

  11. Just like a human, she needs the company of her own species to be happy.

  12. HOW DO THESE EVIL VILE SICKENING PEOPLE SLEEP, WOULD THEY LIKE TO SPEND YEARS WITHOUT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, I AM SURE THE ANSWER WOULD BE NO, SO WHY DO THEY DO THIS TO THIS BEAUTIFUL CREATURE.

    • BECAUSE THEY ARE EVIL SATANIC ENTITIES OUT OF HELL. THEY APPEAR HUMAN BECAUSE THEY PUT ON A HUMAN MASK BUT UNDER THE MASK YOU WILL SEE LUCIFER IN PERSON. THESE DEVILS LIVE AMONG US AND WE SUPPORT THEIR EVIL DEEDS. WE ARE COMPLICIT BY BEING “ENTERTAINED” BY THIS POOR UNFORTUNATE ORCA. SHE SHOULD BE RELEASED TO A SANCTUARY WITH OTHER ORCAS SO SHE CAN ENJOY THE REST OF HER LIFE IN PEACE. KARMA WILL CATCH UP WITH THESE FREAKING DEVILS AND THEY WILL FIND OUT THE MEANING OF “WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!”

  13. Convicted to loneliness is a very bad thing.

  14. George Stradtman says:

    Keeping her in a tank for that long is at least as cruel as doing the same thing to a human would be. Orcas are extremely social beings who need the stimulation of an open ocean environment.

  15. Yanire Wickers says:

    She deserves her freedon

  16. WHY hasn’t she been freed. What could possibly be so difficult. This is shameful. Sort it out and free her. Soooooo sad and wrong.

  17. Free the Orcas.

  18. America has a lot to answer for. Allowing the imprisonment of precious sentient beings like Lolita the Orca. Their are thousands of helpless sentient beings imprisoned in America.
    Lolita and all sentient beings imprisoned for GREED must be freed from their cruelty and abuse.
    This is pure evil at its worst. Absolutely sickening.

  19. Sherri Robertson says:

    It’s been way to long..it’s TIME!!! Set Orcas free starting with Lolita!!!

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