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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

Feb 9, 2016 Diana Savage
Feb 8, 2016 Erin Johnson
Feb 8, 2016 Beate Grobecker
Feb 7, 2016 Karin Lipensky
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 7, 2016 Nelly Rivera
Feb 6, 2016 Suzanne Ursula Lebon The Greatness and the Moral progress of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. With more overpopulation there is going to be more crime, abuse and cruelty. WE SERIOUSLY NEED BETTER LAWS AND STRONGER PUNISHMENTS!
Feb 5, 2016 jane llewellyn
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Lacey Collins
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 Donna hernandez
Feb 4, 2016 Janka Steller
Feb 4, 2016 Jennifer Woo
Feb 3, 2016 Marguerite Elia
Feb 3, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Feb 3, 2016 Susan Macatangay Release Lolita back into her home, the ocean., where she is meant to be.
Feb 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 3, 2016 Cecile Lemay
Feb 3, 2016 Regina Alesso
Feb 3, 2016 Shirin Ighani
Feb 3, 2016 michelle dail
Feb 3, 2016 laurie parks
Feb 3, 2016 Christa Wilson
Feb 3, 2016 Debra Ashworth
Feb 3, 2016 Mary Kelly
Feb 3, 2016 Jetro Lappalainen
Feb 2, 2016 Allan Loney Time to retire this poor girl. She belongs in an ocean sanctuary near her family!
Feb 2, 2016 Lina J. Pedroni BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDREN....
Feb 1, 2016 Andrew Weprin
Feb 1, 2016 Nowell Overby
Feb 1, 2016 Anna Dougall
Feb 1, 2016 Nikki Barrington Free this girl to her family. Humans are so selfish to keep an innocent animal captive for human sport and entertainment. It is sick! In this day in age we know what trauma they go through and how intelligent these beautiful animals are... FREE HER
Feb 1, 2016 Marilyn Evenson she has suffered enough
Jan 31, 2016 Gerry Collins
Jan 31, 2016 Mary Anne Fichter
Jan 30, 2016 Doreen Forbes
Jan 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2016 Kimberly Clarke
Jan 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2016 (Name not displayed) Why do we persist in imprisoning wildlife for human amusement? This whale did nothing to deserve such a miserable life, inflicted upon her by the Miami Seaquarium bureaucrats.
Jan 28, 2016 susan ballarini RELEASE THIS ANIMAL YOU GREEDY MFrs
Jan 27, 2016 Stanley Schmidt
Jan 27, 2016 Karen Toyohara
Jan 26, 2016 Nicole Weller
Jan 26, 2016 maibritt hedegaard
Jan 26, 2016 Louise Priest
Jan 26, 2016 Javier Aguilar
Jan 26, 2016 Corinna Borkert
Jan 26, 2016 Jennifer Perret

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