Liberation 4 Lolita - Waimanalo, Hawaii
Time & Location
About the Event
Please join the Until Lolita is Home campaign in raising awareness about Lolita the orcas cruel life in captivity. We feel our most effective tool for ending cetacean captivity is education. Informing the public about the cruelty of captivity will end the demand for this outdated form of entertainment.
**Please note this is the Hawaii event page for other location details visit facebook.com/UntilLolitaisHome***
Questions? Interested in hosting a rally? Email UntilLolitaisHome@gmail.com
Please bring your own awesome sign!
Who is Lolita? Lolita is an orca who was kidnapped from her family in 1970 and sold to the Miami Seaquarium. She lives in the SMALLEST whale tank in North America. Lolita cannot even dive because she is 20 ft. long and her tank is just 20 ft. deep. She once had a tank-mate named Hugo who died of a brain aneurysm after repeatedly bashing his head against the wall, a possible act of suicide. Her tank is ILLEGAL according to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s own regulations, which state that the primary enclosure for a killer whale must have a minimum horizontal dimension of 48 feet. Lolita only has 35 ft. from the far wall to the concrete work station. She has no other orca for companionship—a very cruel fate for one of the world’s most intelligent and social creatures. She also has no shade from the intense Florida sun.
Who owns Lolita? Parques Reunidos is a company based in Spain that owns 60 parks in 14 countries. Their United States division, Palace Entertainment, is keeping Lolita, an endangered orca, captive in inhumane conditions at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami, Florida.
Lolita could be SAFELY retired to a coastal sanctuary/sea pen in her home waters off Seattle, WA. For this to happen Parques Reunidos must accept the excellent retirement plan proposed by Orca Network. Lolita would be placed in a netted-off sanctuary and cared for by marine mammal experts 24/7 to ensure her safety and well-being. She would be able to once again enjoy life with plenty of room to dive, swim, hunt & maybe even communicate with her pod! Read her full retirement plan here: http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Retirement
Until Lolita is Home is a grassroots movement that advocates for the retirement of Lolita the orca from the Miami Seaquarium. By raising awareness about Lolita (and ALL cetaceans in captivity) we hope one day Tokitae (her original name) will see her home waters again. We are an all- volunteer group with “members” located around the world. Starting in May 2015, Until Lolita is Home (formerly Shut Down Palace) hosted rallies at dozens of locations in the United States and abroad, including the Miami Seaquarium and numerous other Palace Entertainment-owned sites.
Join the Until Lolita is Home Movement www.facebook.com/UntilLolitaisHome www.RetireLolita.com http://josweb.co.uk/ UntilLolitaisHome@gmail.com www.instagram.com/untillolitaishome https://twitter.com/UntilLolitaHome