Free Kina: Lonely Confined Whale Deserves a Better Life

Target: J. Pawloski, Animal Curator at Sea Life Park

Goal: Relocate Kina the false killer whale to an accredited sanctuary.

For thirty years, Kina the false killer whale has known nothing but exploitation at the hands of humans. Captured from the wild in 1987, she was used for echolocation research for decades and served the U.S. Navy. One of the saddest chapters of her life, however, has unfolded over the last 17 months as she’s lived a life of isolation in a small, shallow tank at the Sea Life Park in Hawaii.

Since August 2015, Kina has lived alone in a tank at the back of the park where she’s hidden from public view. Eyewitnesses who have observed her from a distance have claimed to see her floating listlessly at the surface of her shallow pool, which offers little protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

This whale deserves so much more than an isolated, miserable life in a tank. Ask the marine park’s curator to relocate Kina to a seaside cetacean sanctuary by signing below.


Dear Mr. Pawloski,

I was heartbroken to learn about the conditions in which Kina the false killer whale has allegedly been kept since arriving at your park in 2015. Surely you must be aware of the profound intelligence of whales, which are also incredibly social animals by nature. To keep these animals in isolation is nothing short of cruel.

Kina absolutely must not spend the rest of her life in a tank. After serving the U.S. Navy and the University of Hawaii for decades as a research subject, she deserves freedom and joy. Please consider relocating Kina to a reputable sanctuary where she can finally have that opportunity.


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Photo credit: Mark Interrante

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  1. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  2. This cruelty must stop now. Boycott Sea Life Park and others like it that exploit whales and dolphins. It’s ignorant and uncaring humans that keep these disgusting places in operation. This exploitation must be banned and captured whales and dolphins must be relocated to special sea reserves as they probably cannot be released into the wild.

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