Release Lolita and bring her home to Washington State

Release Lolita and bring her home to Washington State

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Alexandrea Welch started this petition to Palace Entertainment President and CEO Fernando Eiroa

My dear friends,

 50 years ago our beloved Orca, Tokitae (Lolita) was taken from her home. She suffers alone in the smallest animal captivity tank in the United States. We must fight for her freedom.
We have a beautiful Orca whale that needs our help. Lolita was captured from her home waters in 1970— 50 years ago!!  Forced to live in a tank under the hot humid sun of Miami, Florida. She was born in the cold beautiful waters of the Puget Sound where she was free to swim hundreds of miles a day. Please help make the change to end the captivity of Lolita and release her back to freedom where she can be reunited with her loving family!

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 50 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 an illegal sized tank.  Please help me by signing this petition to bring Lolita home to Washington State.

As of 2014, 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: 

Recent News: 

June 2019- Lummi Nation travels to Miami to fight for Tokitae’s freedom: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article210826344.html

Please visit Orcanetwork.org for more information in retiring Lolita in her home of Washington State! 

http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Tokifacts

http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Lolita

http://theorcaproject.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/miami-seaquarium-orca-lolita-welfare-at-risk/


Thank you for your continued support!

Alexandrea Welch

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

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