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Please take action and tell the National Marine Fisheries Service that you support protecting Lolita under the Endangered Species Act.

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Ljiljana Milic (108)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:49 pm
Thanks for signing the petition.
& Thank you Cher

. (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:46 pm
petitions signed

Erin R. (170)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:23 pm
n & s

Natasha Salgado (695)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:54 pm
S+S-thx Cher

Cyrille D. (139)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 4:02 pm
Done. Thank you, Cher.

Richard S. (209)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 4:13 pm
In 1970, whale collectors used fast boats and explosives to confuse, corral, and capture seven Puget Sound orcas and later transferred them to marine parks and aquariums around the country. One of those whales ended up near Miami, Florida at a small facility where she remains housed to this day. She performs for tourists and is held in a tank measuring just 80 feet by 35 feet and 20 feet deep. At 20 feet long (and weighing approximately 7,000 lbs), she is not able to dive in this facility. It is a far cry from the 100 mile long and 205 foot deep (on average) Puget Sound home in the Pacific Ocean that she was taken from. Her name is Lolita and she deserves much better.
In late 2005, Lolita's pod and the "Southern Resident" community they are a part of, were granted protections under the Endangered Species Act. This action specifically excluded "Southern Resident killer whales placed in captivity prior to listing or their captive born progeny." Following years of efforts by activists and a reevaluation by NMFS, Lolita may finally soon receive protection under the Endangered Species Act.
If Lolita is granted this protection, the privately-owned facility that has held her in captivity for more than four decades would be required to comply with the Endangered Species Act. While the Act does allow for possession of protected wildlife under some circumstances, performances for public entertainment are not one of them. This protection would not necessarily result in her being released, but it would provide a powerful tool to help guarantee her well-being.

Bartlomiej T. (296)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 4:45 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:15 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)

Andrew C. (6)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:36 pm
N&S, thanks Cher

Leen Kel (42)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:08 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed & noted.

Leslene Dunn (81)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:47 pm
Noted and signed.

Ondine J. (131)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 11:18 pm
Noted and signed earlier thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 11:56 pm
N&S.Thank you Cher.

AniMae C. (495)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:10 am
Thanks for signing the petition.
5,596 total signers.

Birgitta S. (195)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:37 am

Giana Peranio-Paz (405)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:48 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher.

Tanya W. (63)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:35 am
Noted and signed,

Ruth L. (324)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:49 am
Signed/noted. Thanks Cher

Carol Bischoff (420)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:30 am
Noted and signed

Nils Anders Lunde (616)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:14 am

Andrea Nemec (213)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:17 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Victoria Pohrebna (281)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:31 am

Danuta Watola (1264)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:46 am

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:59 am
noted and signed

Chaz Chaz berlusconi (91)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 5:39 am

. (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 6:32 am
Signed and Noted.

Joe R. (190)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 7:30 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Sara P. (67)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 8:28 am
Done, thanks Cher.

. (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:08 am
𝖘𝖊𝖗𝖛𝖊𝖗 𝖓𝖔𝖙 𝖋𝖔𝖚𝖓𝖉 𝖜𝖎𝖑𝖑 𝖙𝖗𝖞 𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖎𝖓. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖗!

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:37 am
Noted and signed. TY Cher

Elena J. (201)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 11:52 am

Terrie Williams (789)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:17 pm
Signed and shared in private email, noted.

Carla van der Meer (648)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 12:56 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Valerie H. (133)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:13 pm
Thank you - signed

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:24 pm
petycja podpisana

krysta Ice (25)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:43 pm
Thank you. Signed, noted and shared.

Ilona V. (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:56 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed & noted.

Shelli S. (372)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 2:57 pm
There is no such supporter, or you do not have access to this supporter. This is the msg i get, when I try & sign.

Cher C. (1458)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 3:54 pm

Thnx so much everyone!!!!

Sorry it's not working for you Shelli!


Past Member (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 4:19 pm
a/s , thanks Cher.

gabriele jefferson (149)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 5:16 pm
noted, signed, shared on fb & twitter

Ruth C. (266)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:02 pm

Ellen G. (341)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 7:40 am
2 sigs

Evelyn B. (79)
Monday February 17, 2014, 6:28 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher....

Maria S. (95)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 1:15 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Cher!

Elizabeth M. (65)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 1:34 pm
Signed and Noted gladly Cher. I thought that Lolita was going back to Puget Sound???
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