Today Lolita and her mother are still alive, but separated by miles. Moms and Dads take their children to see Lolita perform. Lolita lives alone, cramped in a tiny tank. See for yourself in this video:
If Lolita were in her natural home, this is what her life would look like. She most likely would have stayed connected with her family for her whole life. She most likely would have mated and increased her population.
Lolita's Natural Home
On Saturday, January 17, a #MarchForLolita will occur. Most of us who would like to see her released to a sea pen in her ocean home, where her mother still resides, won’t be able to get to the march in Miami, Florida. We can, however, show our support in a number of ways:
1. Sign this petition: Link
2. Do not buy a ticket to a whale/dolphin show for entertainment.
3. Watch the movies Blackfish and The Cove if you have not already. Encourage schools and PTA’s to show the movies to students and parents.
Imagine the hope freeing Lolita would bring. Hope for the girls kidnapped in Africa and forced into marriage by Boko Haram. Hope for a world filled with respect and compassion for others. Hope that future generations will have magnificent wildlife, like killer whales, on the planet earth.
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Susan Allison-Dean includes her passion for whales and dolphins in her novels. She joins the millions of others who speak for cetaceans(Dolphins & Whales).