Release Lolita and bring her home to Washington State
  • Petitioning Arthur Hertz

This petition will be delivered to:

Owner of Miami Seaquarium
Arthur Hertz
Owner of Miami Seaquarium
Wometco Enterprises Inc.
Wometco Enterprises Inc.
Andrew Hertz
Palace Entertainment President and CEO
Fernando Eiroa

Release Lolita and bring her home to Washington State

    1. Alexandrea Welch
    2. Petition by

      Alexandrea Welch

      Edmonds, WA

Lolita is the oldest whale in captivity. She was captured in 1970 and sent to the Miami Seaquarium in Miami, Florida where she spends her days alone in a tank that is 35' by 80' by 20' deep performing daily shows (this is 13 feet shorter than is required by the Animal Welfare Act. Section 3.104). While in captivity Lolita calls out to her family even though she hasn't seen them in over 40 years. Dateline NBC played Lolita a tape of her family speaking and Lolita responded to these calls. Lolita has a bay pen set up in San Juan Island, Washington where she will be cared for by specialists. She will be able to retire in her natural habitat and be near her family. Like all whales, Lolita does not sleep. She is alert and awake every minute of the day and she is alone in a small tank.  Please help me by signing this petition to bring Lolita home to Washington State.


Update: Lolita has been sold to Palace Entertainment. She will most likely be exploited for entertainment purposes again. Please help by visiting the websites below for more information:


Thank you,

Alexandrea Welch


If you don't buy a ticket, animals will not be in captivity anymore. Save Lolita!

Arthur Hertz, Owner of Miami Seaquarium
Wometco Enterprises Inc., Owner of Miami Seaquarium
Andrew Hertz, Wometco Enterprises Inc.
Fernando Eiroa, Palace Entertainment President and CEO
Retire Lolita to her native habitat in Washington State!

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

    • Monique Prancz WIEN, AUSTRIA
      • 2 days ago

      Weil ich es schrecklich finde wie diese Tiere behandelt werden. Lolita hat es verdiehnt in freiheit zu Leben !!!!!!!

      • 2 days ago

      Weil ich möchte das sowas aufhört!

    • Zoe Warzyniak DUBLIN, CA
      • 5 days ago

      Lolita was kidnaped and her family is still out there. She still has a chance. She is in jail. She is also with dolphins which are almost an entirely different species than her. She can't communicate so we are speaking for her! Help...

    • Jessica Lammers ARGENTINA
      • 8 days ago

      Stop using animals for human entertainment. THEY CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES. Give back their freedom: Free Lolita

    • Courtney Drake HOLLEY, NY
      • 11 days ago

      How dare someone keep a poor animal in such horrible conditions! And force her to become depressed and solitary!!


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