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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

Dec 7, 2016 Cynthia Pealo This is horrible how you are treating Lolita. Set her free.
Dec 6, 2016 Svetlana Klimova
Dec 6, 2016 Angela Taillez
Dec 6, 2016 Ann Allen
Dec 6, 2016 Elena Lange
Dec 6, 2016 (Name not displayed) Set Lolita free. Sea animals are social beings and they are denied communication and relationships with other of their species. PLEASE set her and other sea animals free!!
Dec 6, 2016 Matthew Folan
Dec 6, 2016 Heather Huddleston
Dec 6, 2016 Kathryn Gallagher
Dec 6, 2016 Jessie Vosti
Dec 6, 2016 Jessica Wolf
Dec 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 2, 2016 retro jet
Nov 29, 2016 Kelsey Reinhard
Nov 29, 2016 Linda Burgess
Nov 29, 2016 karen williams
Nov 28, 2016 Mariann Adcock
Nov 28, 2016 Nicky M
Nov 26, 2016 Sally Hughes
Nov 21, 2016 Bruce Goldman
Nov 20, 2016 Marsha Croner
Nov 20, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Nov 20, 2016 Brian Tercha
Nov 20, 2016 Brenda Allen
Nov 20, 2016 Murry Caetano
Nov 19, 2016 Stella Gambardella
Nov 18, 2016 Victoria Berrueco
Nov 17, 2016 Ria Dubrow
Nov 17, 2016 k zoll
Nov 17, 2016 Alyse Vasil
Nov 16, 2016 Patricia Hall This is a wicked way to treat this whale. Just appalling. Please return her to her natural environment. We will not visit Miami whilst animals are being treated this way.
Nov 16, 2016 Janice McDaniel
Nov 15, 2016 JANICK SANSON
Nov 14, 2016 Nancy Cucolo
Nov 14, 2016 tracy watada
Nov 11, 2016 Crystal Blunt LET HER GO
Nov 10, 2016 Emily Willis
Nov 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 8, 2016 Roxana Ballester
Nov 8, 2016 Christine Eustaquio She is no criminal. Only criminals are jailed!
Nov 7, 2016 Colleen OLoughlin
Nov 7, 2016 Jill Hurley
Nov 7, 2016 Patty Hart
Nov 7, 2016 Garo Kassabian
Nov 7, 2016 Tracy Davis
Nov 7, 2016 Carole Mathews
Nov 7, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Nov 6, 2016 Colleen Nielsen People get to retire after years of work. Lolita has put in 46 years at Seaquarium. It's time for her to be free.

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