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TTAKE ACTION NOW! After 42 Years of Imprisonment, Release Miami's Orca


Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, animals, dolphins, killer whales, orcas, animalwelfare, AnimalWelfare, wildlife, protection )

Cal
- 843 days ago - forcechange.com
For 42 years, the Miami Seaquarium has been the home of Lolita, a killer whale captured in in Washington waters in August 1970. She lives alone in a puddle that is 20 feet deep and 35 feet wide.



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Julie P. (55)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:19 pm
Absolutely signed.
Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:37 pm
signed, TU Cal
 

Sara W. (108)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 2:41 pm
Two more signatures for poor Lolita and all the other marine animals forced to endure such a life.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:03 pm
Signed TY Cal
 

Nicole W. (644)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 3:57 pm
signed~
 

John B. (122)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:28 pm
Thanks Cal for the link. Signed and noted.
 

Nancy C. (812)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 4:31 pm
n&s thanx Cal
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 5:55 pm
Thanks Cal ..Gladly signed
 

Alison A. (240)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:44 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:05 pm
N&S.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 9:12 pm
Signed
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:10 am
Signed Thanks Cal
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:17 am
signed.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:19 am
Signed. Thank you.
 

Leslene Dunn (74)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:33 am
Signed and noted - how horrible for this poor Orca - she should have been set free years ago. So cruel.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:33 am
done
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:59 am
Signed!
 

Arild Warud (170)
Monday September 3, 2012, 2:42 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Diane B. (275)
Monday September 3, 2012, 2:54 am
signed thanks Cal
 

NICKY MELVILLE (119)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:27 am
Signed and noted.. How heartbreaking! I just can't see how people could witness this and not see the cruelty that is going on.. There really is NO justification for this now that the world has scientific evidence of how intelligent creatures like this can suffer from being kept like this.. HORRIBLE!! GRRRR!!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:47 am
Signed and noted.
 

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Monday September 3, 2012, 5:49 am
done
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday September 3, 2012, 6:03 am
Noted and signed Cal :-0 Thanx
 

Joe R. (190)
Monday September 3, 2012, 6:21 am
Signed and noticed.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 3, 2012, 6:34 am
signed and noted
 

Maria S. (95)
Monday September 3, 2012, 7:03 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 7:46 am
Noted, signed and shared.
 

Mike H. (238)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:26 am
signed
 

JM A. (176)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:37 am
THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS NOT KEEP THIS WONDERFUL WILD CREATURES IN CAPTIVITY LIKE THIS!!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:58 am
An elephant that has been living in our zoo for 50 years is at the "hospice" stage. I thought that was such a long time to be on display. The elephant has now retreated to a private portion of it's habitat, and they are respecting it's choice. Surely they care for this animal, but, maybe at the least these attractions could release the animals to a more humane sanctuary after a time, so they can experience a more natural life.

It's good we have realized that animals need to be free:).

Signed and noted, Thank you Cal.
 

Douglas Mason (1)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:10 am
For your 42 years of hard work dedication and service one recieve one free small prison,congratulations!!!
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (228)
Monday September 3, 2012, 9:39 am
S & N! this is absurd!!! There is absolutely no room for this animal to move period. This sounds like something that would take place in a third world country but then again Miami is the city of sleaze!
 

Cheree M. (46)
Monday September 3, 2012, 10:03 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Robyn M. (123)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:01 am
You have put this whale in prison, made her do dumb pet tricks, made money off her back, and had her do everything that is unnatural to her for no solid reason. Would you like her death on your hands as well??? I abhor seaquariums! Noted and Signed with disgust!!
 

Dee C. (210)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:53 am
Keiko..who unfortunately died in December 2003..He was only 26 years old.. Despite efforts to integrate him with wild killer whales in Iceland towards the end of his life..he proved unable to interact with them or find food..And just could not survive the wilds any longer..

"While we as humans might find it appealing to free a long-term captive animal," the researchers say in the paper, "the survival and well-being of the animal may be severely impacted in doing so." The only cetaceans that have successfully been returned to the wild have been young and only kept in captivity for short periods."

It is awful that they take these creatures away from the only place they love and know..But its also unfair to Lolita to now be released because..like Keiko she would not know how to survive out there and would most likely die..
They should give her a larger place to live out the rest of her life in..

Thanks Cal..
Noted..
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:53 am
Noted and signed.
Thanks
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:30 pm
absolutely signed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alot of times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:38 pm
Signed and shared!
 

Stacey C. (2)
Monday September 3, 2012, 12:57 pm
i sign
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:20 pm
N&S
 

Shaheen N. (64)
Monday September 3, 2012, 1:23 pm
Noted & signed, thanks Cal.
 

LMj Sunshine (143)
Monday September 3, 2012, 2:05 pm
TY
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:23 pm
Signed & noted
 

. (7)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:27 pm
signed & noted.
 

desanka s. (403)
Monday September 3, 2012, 3:31 pm
Signed with hope that Lolita will finally be back to her native waters and to her family! TY Cal.
 

Sandy G. (35)
Monday September 3, 2012, 4:16 pm
Signed!
 

. (0)
Monday September 3, 2012, 5:04 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

Victoria L. (13)
Monday September 3, 2012, 5:27 pm
Noted and signed
 

Esther Z. (96)
Monday September 3, 2012, 7:31 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday September 3, 2012, 7:38 pm
Lolita has brought in enough money for the Miami Seaquarium! She's earned her retirement, so let her live out the remainder of her years as nature intended!

Signed and noted. Thanks, Cal!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday September 3, 2012, 7:45 pm
Signed , thanks !
 

Marie W. (67)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:10 pm
S&N
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Monday September 3, 2012, 8:19 pm
How cruel. Signed. Thanks Cal
 

Arcjhie B. (48)
Monday September 3, 2012, 11:03 pm
Take the ORCA out to where she was captured,if she stays around (going & coming back to see us) terriffic! If she just goes, then she was imprisoned & we should be very sad we allowed that!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:17 am
Signed, thanks Cal
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:20 am
Noted and signed.
 

Seda A. (4)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:59 am
signed
 

Jaya Sinha (26)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 4:30 am

"All beings are fond of themselves, they like pleasure, they hate pain, they shun destruction, they want life and want to live long. To all life is dear; hence their life should be protected." ~ Mahavira
 

Joy Wong (76)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:19 am
Noted and signed.
 

Danny M. (90)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:35 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Cal!
 

Anne W. (11)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:40 am
Totally agree. Signed with pleasure. I hope she gains her freedom - she deserves it so much.
 

Gabriela C. (104)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 5:40 am
Noted, already signed. Thank you Cal!
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:38 am
Signed, thanks for posting!
 

Amy E. (66)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:05 am
n/s
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:38 am
Petition signed.

Lolita should be released ASAP and live out her days with her pod.
42 years by herself is more than enough...

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:40 am
Signed! Thanks Cal
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:51 am
Signed & Shared on Facebook.
 

Jason Green (237)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:55 am
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Kimberly B. (121)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:21 am
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Veronique L. (215)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:37 am
Signed with hope!!
 

samantha l (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 1:16 pm
Signed! That poor whale needs companionship, and much more room!
 

Judy C. (101)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 3:15 pm
Signed. I hope this poor animal can reunite with her family, that she still recognizes. Thanks, Cal.
 

Michael Carney (212)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 10:38 pm
Noted, and signed...I guess this place still hasn't made enough money of this poor Whale, yet...god, I hate these people...
 

Sadie L. (2)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:18 pm
How sad and heartbreaking to be alone, without your own kind for years and years. The poor thing is probably suffering from a mental illness or depression. Stupid humans!!!! Anything for a buck. These people should be charged with a crime. The mental and physical torture we 7 billion humans force on the animal kingdom of the Earth. We should ALL be punished...... poor majestic creature, my heart goes out to it.......:(
 

Waltraud U. (84)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:23 pm
done ty
 

Susann K. (24)
Friday September 7, 2012, 4:23 pm
Noted & signed!

STOP KILLING ANIMALS ALL OVER THE WORLD!

RAISE YOUR VOICE AGAINST SPECIESISM!
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday September 7, 2012, 5:38 pm
signed and noted
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:14 pm
Poor animal. Signed and noted.
 

Silmy Boursicot (1)
Friday September 7, 2012, 9:35 pm
YES PLEASE RELEASE ORCA TO LIVE HER OWN LIFE!!!
GOD DOESN'T WANT TO IMPRISON NATURE FOR ENTERTAINMENT!!!!
FOR GOD'S SAKE RELEASE ORCA!!!
SILMY in HONGKONG
 

Marianne B. (113)
Friday September 7, 2012, 11:17 pm
Gladly signed.
 

jasna gonda (6)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:34 am
I am not quite sure how they would cope in the wild after being used to captivity, they should have some intermediate conditions first.
 

Veronica G. (108)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 3:37 am
Signed and shared
 

janet f. (31)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 3:43 am
What these animals have to go through so that the tourists can sit on their fat asses and watch animals doing stupid tricks should be illegal. It's certainly immoral.
 

Stella Nobrega-Garcia (4)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 8:57 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Jana Repova (63)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:49 am
Signed, of course. Thank you, Cal.
 

Juliette Claparede (42)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:35 am
Noted and signed !
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 10, 2012, 9:35 am
Signed, but I am afraid she is not going to be able to interact with other orcas and wont be able to find food, she had been in prision for so long time I am sure she forgot how to survive on her own, hopefully they will give her a better place to stay, but I am notr sure if to free her will be good after so long period of abuse.
 

Amber Beasley (20)
Saturday September 15, 2012, 12:20 pm
signed and noted
 

Deborah F. (2)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 9:51 am
noted
 
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