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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Lolita, a killer whale that was captured from the wild back in 1970, now resides at the Miami Seaquarium where she is being forced to live out her life as a performer whale. Lolita's home is a small, circular pool that hardly resembles anything like her natural habitat. Here, Lolita lives in solitude, never having any contact with other whales or sea creatures. Her life consists of entertaining humans and swimming around her lonely pool.

This is no way for a living creature to exist. The Miami Seaquarium needs to take responsibility for the poor manner in which they have cared for Lolita. Lolita deserves to live out the rest of her life in a state-of-the-art facility with companions, not alone in a decrepit pool. Sign the petition urging the Miami Seaquarium to restore Lolita's tank and at last make her living conditions humane.

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Dear Miami Seaquarium director,

I'm horrified to hear of the conditions in which Lolita the whale (and other sea creatures at your facility) is living at the Miami Seaquarium. Lolita was cruelly captured from her natural habitat back in 1970, and has lived a solitary, miserable life ever since. Taken from her pod of companions, Lolita was transferred to the Miami Seaquarium where she now lives in a 20-foot-deep and 35-foot-wide concrete pool. She can't even stand upright on her tail without her whole head peaking out of the water. It's absolute insanity to think this is an acceptable way to treat a living creature.

All animals, and especially sea creatures, thrive in environments where they are able to communicate with other animals and move around freely. Keeping Lolita by herself in the tiny tank is just the opposite of that. If you're going to keep marine animals in your facility, you need to learn the right ways to care for them. The rusty, dilapidated tanks that collect trash and garbage just aren't cutting it.

It's Lolita's right to live the rest of her life in a facility that resembles her natural surroundings as closely as possible. You can make up for the years of pain and suffering you have caused Lolita by restoring her pool, allowing her contact with other marine life, and treating her with the respect she deserves. Please do the right thing for this majestic creature.

Thanks for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 29, 2015 jeri lovell
Jul 29, 2015 liz breeding
Jul 29, 2015 Donna Seeger
Jul 29, 2015 Venkata Chalapathy Chandrappa
Jul 29, 2015 Tonya Green
Jul 28, 2015 joyce b
Jul 28, 2015 Laura Probst Killer whales live in pods numbering anywhere from half a dozen to up to 200 individuals; they are social, complex beings that deserve space to swim. Keeping Lolita in such a small pool is akin to keeping a human being in a closet.
Jul 28, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Jul 28, 2015 Lisa Lines
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2015 Robin Gregory
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2015 Paula Eaton
Jul 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2015 Sandra Briceno
Jul 25, 2015 barbara disney
Jul 25, 2015 john crouch
Jul 25, 2015 Miryanna van Reeden
Jul 25, 2015 Julie Starkoff
Jul 24, 2015 Christine Reeder
Jul 24, 2015 Verma Cagno
Jul 24, 2015 Stephanie Whitney
Jul 24, 2015 Carole Bracken
Jul 24, 2015 Donna Hedrick
Jul 23, 2015 Mirosław Sulima
Jul 23, 2015 Nancy Paskowitz
Jul 23, 2015 claudette blais
Jul 23, 2015 Marlene Sauer
Jul 22, 2015 Connor Smith
Jul 21, 2015 Maelle Aissaoui SHAME ON MIAMI SEAQUARIUM
Jul 20, 2015 Debbi Pretorius
Jul 20, 2015 Adelaide Monteiro
Jul 19, 2015 Cheryl Gibson
Jul 18, 2015 Alessandra Paolini
Jul 17, 2015 Paulinha Russell
Jul 17, 2015 Carolyn Bridges
Jul 17, 2015 Kim Sellon
Jul 17, 2015 Kristin Ciapusci
Jul 17, 2015 Florence Ticknor
Jul 17, 2015 Maree Gibson
Jul 16, 2015 Maria Teresa LLonch
Jul 15, 2015 Andrea Thamm
Jul 15, 2015 Michael Davenport
Jul 14, 2015 amy rasmussen
Jul 14, 2015 Thierry Chartier
Jul 14, 2015 Aurélie Amari
Jul 14, 2015 Bernadette Crespin
Jul 14, 2015 MICHELLE KING
Jul 13, 2015 Anita Maurice
Jul 13, 2015 Cecilia Barea

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