Born Free USA
Another Chance for Lolita's Freedom...Miami Seaquarium, where Lolita (one of the oldest captive orcas) resides, was recently purchased by Palace Entertainment.
This could either mean good news or bad news for Lolita. Please contact the President and CEO of Palace Entertainment, asking him to retire Lolita
Sign an online petition here.
And/or better yet, make direct contact:
Fernando Eiroa, President and CEO
Palace Entertainment Corporate Headquarters
4590 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 400
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Lolita, kept in Miami’s Seaquarium for 43 years, is one of the oldest captive orcas alive. How she has lived for this long under such unnatural conditions is a testament to her will to survive. Despite violations of the USDA’s Animal Welfare Act (AWA) concerning her tank size, animal handling practices, and being held without another orca companion since 1980, USDA allows Lolita to languish.
The purchase of Miami Seaquarium could mean one of three things:
Of course, we’re hoping for option number 3: Lolita’s freedom. Palace Entertainment must be told that Lolita’s continued exploitation is unnecessarily cruel. Due largely to the 2013 documentary Blackfish, we have public support on our side. Let’s once again be a strong voice for Lolita, who has endured a lifetime of cruelty and solitude.
And FYI: Born Free is still waiting for the government's decision as to Lolita's status under the Endangered Species Act, and we have our fingers crossed.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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