The Miami Seaquarium has Lolita, an Orca whale that has
been in their captivity for 27 years. She was captured the waters off
Puget Sound, and the State of Washington has been asking for her return.
There is a massive campaign underway in Miami and throughout Florida and
Washington to get Lolita out of her cement prison and back home where
Scientists recorded sounds from her pod, her family, who
still lives in the area of Puget Sound. They then played these "voices"
from the past for Lolita. Her reaction was astounding. You can learn
more about efforts to free Lolita by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Life for a Silverback
Bob Barker isn't the only one trying to get King, a
silverback gorilla, out of Monkey Jungle and into a more hospitable
environment. Animal rights activists from South Florida have been
keeping up the pressure to rescue this noble animal. King is a 28 year
old lowland gorilla who is living in a concrete-and-bars, bunker-type
cage in Miami's shameful roadside zoo, Monkey Jungle. King has existed
in this deplorable condition for seventeen years. How ironic it is that
world renowned organizations such as PeTA and the Jane Goodall
Foundation work hard to protect endangered species in the wild, while
right here in our own back yard a magnificent silverback languishes in
loneliness in a dingy, small cage.
Animal rights organizations have joined forces with
noted celebrity Bob Barker to spearhead an effort to have King moved to
the Atlanta Zoo. Letters are urgently needed to Monkey Jungle, 14805
Southwest 216th St., Miami, FL 33170. Or e-mail Arffmain@aol.com for
more information on King and the efforts to rescue him.
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