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Miami Seaquarium Proprietor Open to Concept of Liberating Lolita




Throughout a convention held by Pals of Toki in Miami this week, the CEO of The Dolphin Firm—the brand new proprietor of the Miami Seaquarium, the place the long-suffering orca Lolita (aka Tokitae, Toki, or Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut) is saved in a tiny tank—confirmed that he’s open to the concept of releasing Lolita to a seaside sanctuary. This affirmation follows The Dolphin Firm’s partnership with Pals of Toki in addition to a large PETA marketing campaign that raised consciousness of Lolita’s plight and led tens of 1000’s of individuals to name for her launch right into a extra pure atmosphere.

PETA is glad to listen to that The Dolphin Firm remains to be dedicated to working with specialists to evaluate Lolita’s wellness and whether or not she might be relocated safely. If she’s in a position to recuperate from her ongoing well being points, which embody a long-standing respiratory an infection, we’d be blissful to see her lastly take pleasure in a extra spacious habitat the place she may really feel ocean currents.

Earlier this yr, the Miami Seaquarium lastly stopped forcing Lolita to carry out and closed her tank to the general public, however she stays imprisoned there—on the earth’s smallest orca tank.

Of their pure houses, orcas and different dolphins swim a number of dozen miles a day and dive to nice depths beneath the floor of their native waters. Holding them captive for our amusement is a type of speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview—and it should finish.

Assist Dolphins on the Miami Seaquarium

A federal inspection report revealed that, amongst different issues, Miami Seaquarium employees diminished dolphins’ meals consumption by as much as 60% to make sure that they stayed hungry, whereas on the identical time forcing the emaciated animals to carry out much more, inflicting them to assault trainers and chunk members of the general public. This adopted a harmful report final yr that exposed a slew of animal welfare violations on the facility, together with holding incompatible dolphins collectively who ended up dying from trauma and feeding animals rotten fish.

Please politely urge The Dolphin Firm to launch Lolita and the opposite dolphins on the Miami Seaquarium to a seaside sanctuary.

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