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Release Lolita and Bring Her Home to Washington State PLEASE SIGN & SHARE


Animals  (tags: Orca Lolita, Suffering in Captivity, Retire and Release, PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE )

Sharon
- 362 days ago - change.org
Lolita is one of the oldest surviving whales in captivity She was captured in 1970 and sent to the Miami Seaquarium Lolita still calls to her family even though she hasn't seen them in over 40 years LOLITA MUST BE RETIRED & RETURNED TO HER FAMILY ASAP



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sharon wardle (108)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:51 pm
THIS PETITION NEEDS LOTS OF SIGNATURES ~ PLEASE SIGN & SHARE, SHARE, SHARE

The photo (above) of Lolita attached to this article was taken when Dateline NBC played Lolita a tape of her family calling. Lolitas response was incredible ~ it's not very clear in the small photo but basically, Lolita is straining to get as close as possible to the tape recorder that the lady is holding. She definitely recognised the sounds as her family.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:33 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Sharon.
 

Mike H. (238)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:05 pm
Signed
 

Candy L. (476)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:24 pm
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

Candy B. (25)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:56 pm
Signed & Tweeted,Thanks
 

Ondine J. (138)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:59 pm
Noted and signed,thank you
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:05 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Sharon.
 

Julie P. (55)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:12 pm
Thank you Sharon. Signed.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:17 pm
Noted and signed. TY Sharon
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 10:32 pm
previously signed
997 supporters
9,003 NEEDED
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 11:00 pm
S+S-thx Sharon
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 1:13 am
Signed
with 1,001 supporters
8,999 NEEDED
& Thank you Sharon
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:18 am
I know some people who live in houses that size ...but a poor dolphin, and all alone who sad...what alife
 

Nicole W. (644)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:07 am
ty Sharon
 

. (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:18 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Shelli S. (364)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:48 am
That photo screams of abuse, that tank is so small, I hate SeaWorld 2 death!! This should be illegal..unreal
 

Ruth S. (298)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 7:56 am
Signed

Let Lolita go home!!
 

Laetitia nomailplz (171)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:36 am
signed and noted, will share as soon as possible. Thank you Sharon!
 

Jan Garen (78)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:37 am
Lolita has been abused for decades. Miami is a place I would never visit - the authorities are not doing their job. The tank size is disgusting. Why has no one listened - there has been a campaign, including the one started by that young boy, for so long now and still poor Lolita is incarcerated in that prison.
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:50 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sharon
 

Carrie Anderson (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 9:06 am
Signed. Reading up on Lolita is heartbreaking. I hope she gets to swim with pod.
 

TRISH GEIDEL (214)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 9:28 am
SOOO BLINKY SAD, SOOO INHUMANE !

SHAME ON U MIAMI SEAWORLD, U SUCK !!!

HAVEN'T U MADE ENOUGH MONEY OFF OF LOLITA YET ???

LET HER GO !

LET HER HAVE HER TWILIGHT YRS WITH HER FAMILY,
BACK IN THE WILD WHERE SHE BELONGS !!!
 

caroline s. (79)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:43 am
The tank size....This makes me sick }:*-(
 

linda b. (190)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:47 am
Signed, thanks Sharon.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:58 am
signed #1021
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 10:59 am
Done
 

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 11:02 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Kamia T. (82)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 11:07 am
If everyone quits supporting the Sea Worlds, and tells their friends why they should do the same, eventually all of the mammals will have to be released. We need to keep the economic pressure on. Signed.
 

Winn Adams (205)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:05 pm
Signed and Shared
 

Nils Anders Lunde (550)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:18 pm
N&S
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 2:44 pm
noted, signed
 

Ana F. (26)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:53 pm
Done!
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:49 pm
S&N
 

PrimaAWAY B. (1278)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 7:14 pm
Signed
 

kate k (478)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:17 am
noted ,signed and shared thank you Sharon
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:38 am
signed
 

Carlene V. (203)
Monday December 30, 2013, 5:33 am
Action taken today, thank you.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted, signed and shared
 

Michela m. (3954)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:19 am
N
Signed
with 1,050 supporters
 

Gabriela Baldaia (103)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:44 am
Signed !! Thank you, Sharon and Kate for the forward.
 

KAREN SickAgain G. (226)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:36 am
Signed thanks Laetitia for the forward
 

Veronique L. (215)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:38 am
Noted, signed, shared!
 

Veerle D. (109)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:53 am
signed. Thanks Sharon and Laetitia for the forward.
 

Kerstin Strobl (372)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:11 am
Signed
 

Alexandra G. (250)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:30 am
noted and signed, thanks
 

Marija Mohoric (47)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:01 am
tks for taking action
 

isabelle f. (50)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:23 am
noted and signed!! Merci Laetitia !!
 

Angelika R. (144)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed
with 1,072 supporters thx!
 

Inge Bjorkman (147)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed

Love
 

Patricia Losch (284)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:45 am
Signed
 

Cyrille D. (133)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:08 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared ! Thank you !
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:20 pm
Signed it, thanks Sharon.
 

. (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:27 pm
LOLITA MUST BE RETIRED & RETURNED TO HER FAMILY ASAP- AMEN! TY Sharon and Laetitia for the fwd
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:41 pm
I signed, Thanks Sharon for posting, Toni for the forward!
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:41 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "The Miami Seaquarium : Release Lolita and bring her home to Washington State" Thanks Sharon!

Signed
with 1,082 supporters
8,918 NEEDED
 

Jerry B. (120)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:44 pm
Noted and signed..thanks Sharon, and thanks Toni for the forward!
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thanks Laetitia for forwarding!
 

tasunka m. (338)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:53 pm
signed, hope we start getting more signatures
the apathy is overwhelming
thanks for the fwd Toni
 

Erika M. (200)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:53 pm
signed
 

(0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 12:59 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:09 pm
thanks for the forward, toni and to Sharon too.
 

chantal v. (333)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:12 pm
Thank you for sharing, signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:23 pm
S&S, thanks Sharon and Toni for the forward
 

Ela V. (85)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:26 pm
noted & signed, thank you
 

Hugo L. (264)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:26 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Sharon
 

Irene S. (65)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:47 pm
Signed and shared!
 

Kathryn R. (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:49 pm
Signed, noted, and will be passed along. Thank you for posting this and thank you (( Miz Toni A.)) for directing me this way!
 

Debbie Williamson (276)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:58 pm
Signed and shared. Thanks Sharon and thanks Irene for forwarding.
 

Penny C. (80)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:01 pm
Done.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:41 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Irene S for the forward on this
 

Rhonfa W. (379)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:41 pm
signed and noted
 

Melanie Wolfahrt (24)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:02 pm
signed and shared
 

Carmen C. (29)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:02 pm
Signed & noted
 

Jo S. (532)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:39 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared.
Thanks Sharon & Toni for the forward.
 

Barbara V. (184)
Monday December 30, 2013, 5:04 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Holly Schaeffer (36)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:48 pm
Signed
 

Marianne B. (113)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:18 pm
Gladly signed & noted
 

Lona Goudswaard (77)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:04 pm
S&N
 

Mary T. (321)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:28 pm
thank you Sharon and thank you Barbara for forwarding - signed & noted
 

Allen O. (197)
Monday December 30, 2013, 10:01 pm
signed with 1120 supporters

 

Victoria Oakey (126)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:11 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (226)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:42 pm
S & N!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 12:22 am
Noted and signed, thanks Sharon.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 12:41 am
" Signed
with 1,136 supporters
8,864 NEEDED"
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:17 am
noted and signed
Thanx for sharing
 

Alexandra G. (250)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:36 am
alreadz signed
 

Pat A. (116)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:40 am
Signed - many thanks to Toni A for forwarding!
 

(0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:46 am
Noted - already signed!
 

Barbara V. (184)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:51 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Waltraud U. (84)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 1:52 am
DONE TY
 

Timothy Spurlin (29)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:02 am
S&N! This has to stop, it is animal cruelty!
 

Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:04 am
Signed
with 1,145 supporters
8,855 NEEDED
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:37 am
Done.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:37 am
Signed with 1,153 supporters, 8,846 NEEDED
 

Cynthia F. (137)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 2:53 am
Done. Thank you Sharon
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 5:11 am
Signed!
 

Arild Warud (170)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 5:33 am
Signed.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 5:49 am
S&N
 

John Holton (361)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 7:12 am
S and N
 

Dimitris Dallis (9)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:10 am
Goal achieved :)
 

(0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:19 am
Signed
 

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:20 am
Signed
 

Tom Tree (240)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:30 am

Truly hope so ....
Signed, Noted & Shared !
 

Ellen J. (81)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:47 am
Signed, noted, & shared.
 

Antonella C. (86)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 8:53 am
I signed and tweeted
my sister signed
my mother signed
 

Sandi C. (217)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:06 am
signed
 

lee e. (114)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:17 am
S+N - thanks Sharon and you too, Ruth!
 

Sara P. (63)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:53 am
Done Sharon, thanks. And thanks to my friend Laetitia, I will share it with all my contacts.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 11:38 am
Thank you - gladly signed
 

Marcia Moore (76)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 12:29 pm
How disgusting to look down in that container to see that Orca that God gave the vast oceans to!
If these turnstiles at the entrance would halt, these marine circuses would stop this insanity, they are
operating off of greed $$$. People have got to look inside themselves, empathy and compassion you can cultivate if you will just start reading and soul searching. As parents teach this to your children. If a kinder and gentler society is what we want for our children and grandchildren, it has got to start with us. Most children would not want to go see this if they understood these beautiful creatures started out here and now they live in this away from their families. Thank you so much for bringing this one to our attention!
 

Annemie O. (161)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 4:11 pm
N & S
 

Aurea Walker (216)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 4:16 pm
#1223, sad the number is so low! But then it is Florida, and business will win out over ethical treatment of sentient beings.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:30 pm
Unfortunately change.org will not accept my signature.
 

Maricruz Lopez (68)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:48 pm
s & s
 

Monika Schuster (19)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 7:28 pm
Signed with 1,235 supporters
8,765 NEEDED,
noted
thanks Waltraud for forward
 

Jude Hand (59)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 11:52 pm
Noted and gladly signed.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 2:41 am
Signed & noted!
 

Maria Cristina A. (119)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 2:42 am
This is heartbreaking. When will it end?
 

desanka s. (403)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 3:34 am
Signer 1,244. Thank you so much Sharon and Laetitia for the forward.
 

karin c. (131)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 7:33 am
Noted and signed.
 

Dawn Mason (113)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:42 am
Signed and noted!
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 12:45 pm
Signed
8,740 NEEDED

S/S/N
 

SherriAWAY Martin (132)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 1:16 pm
Noted, Signed and Shared to Facebook
 

Helga Kordjukova (162)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 1:23 pm
Signed 1,264 8,736 NEEDED
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 6:17 pm
signed

I was at a friends last night and they asked if I wanted to watch blackfish..said no..I will have to do that in private because I will be flipping out..I was told they won free tickets to sea world..i explained why they shouldnt go.,.even tho they didnt buy the tickets, every body that goes in is encouragement for them to continue.. I was told they are going because there is cruelty everywhere and she wants to see it for herself and dosnt believe the PROPAGANDA,,even after I told her of other incidents of abuse shown on VIDEO by spectators there..people just dont GET IT
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:03 pm
𝖓+𝖘. 𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖔𝖓!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday January 1, 2014, 9:36 pm
Signed and noted! Thank you for sharing this.
 

Gabriella Serafino (97)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 4:27 am
Signed
 

Elena Bonati (35)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 8:38 am
S + N
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 8:57 am
Noted and signed...thanks and thanks Sara for the forward.
 

JESSICA O. (9)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 9:35 am
signed and noted
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 9:57 am
Signed and noted. Thank you very much Toni and Sharon!
 

LynnCarin LadySeastar (427)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 3:02 pm
Noted and Signed Petition on Change.org - Thanks, Sharon and Toni
 

LaurenAWAY Kozen (163)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 5:42 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks for posting.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 6:04 pm
Noted, Signed and shared. Hoping that Lolita will go back to Washington State. It is so very hard to have to hear a whale calling out to its family, makes me want to cry!
Thank You Sharon, and Ginger for forwarding to me.
 

Sandra Patterson (61)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 6:38 pm
Signed noted and shared,ty
 

Hugo L. (264)
Friday January 3, 2014, 2:48 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Sharon
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Friday January 3, 2014, 3:45 pm
Signed.
 

Lyn Romaine (108)
Friday January 3, 2014, 4:05 pm
Tried to sign but it seems like the petition froze. Will try again later.
 

Susan T. (103)
Friday January 3, 2014, 4:53 pm
she is not a whale. look up orchas
 

Linda Moore (232)
Friday January 3, 2014, 5:03 pm
Typing between tears...signed, tweeted, noted. Thanks Sharon.
 

Andrew C. (6)
Friday January 3, 2014, 8:26 pm
N&S
 

LMj Sunshine (144)
Friday January 3, 2014, 9:41 pm
TY!!!
 

Jody B. (6)
Friday January 3, 2014, 10:32 pm
Signed, noted.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Friday January 3, 2014, 11:36 pm
done
 

Sonali G. (0)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 3:22 am
signed thanks
 

Ana Lopes (83)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 4:44 am
Signed
 

federico bortoletto (36)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 5:58 am
Notato,giÓ firmato e condiviso. Grazie Sharon.
 

Lyn Romaine (108)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 10:37 am
This just breaks your heart for this poor Lolita and the other whales who fought back and died to keep from going into captivity. If they wont let her go (and I sincerely don't think they will) maybe God will take her with Him to swim in the Heavenly waters never again to have bounds.
 

Monica T. (294)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 11:08 am
Noted and signed! Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 12:48 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for spreading the word.
 

Janice G. (53)
Saturday January 4, 2014, 12:49 pm
Just one more Petition I've signed on behalf of Lolita and yet still nothing has been done....when will her agony and other captive sea creatures torture end or will they have to die or be driven mad first
 

Simone Schomberg (23)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 7:43 am
Sign and often shared
 

Suheyla C. (228)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:21 am
1,397 supporters
signed,shared
 

Lauren S. (28)
Monday January 6, 2014, 12:15 pm
Signed, thank you Sharon!
 

Antonio Caprari (31)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 1:22 am
signed
 

Emma S. (228)
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 9:52 am
Done! Thanks, Sharon.
 

Rhonda B. (113)
Wednesday January 8, 2014, 1:52 pm
signed.
 

Gudrun D. (427)
Thursday January 9, 2014, 7:29 am
Signed - thank you Sharon.
 

jannemieke de Groot (3)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:58 am
Signed
 

Helga Kordjukova (162)
Sunday February 9, 2014, 10:28 pm
8,275 NEEDED. Thank you Sharon.
 

Elisa F. (240)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 8:38 pm
N&S. Thanks Sharon. Thanks to Gemma for fwd.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Friday February 14, 2014, 3:48 pm
S & S
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 11:42 am
Noted & signed. 8,224 NEEDED
 

jess b (24)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:53 pm
signed ty
 

Angela AWAY K. (230)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 3:05 am
Signed & shared, thank you Sharon
 
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