Freedom for Lolita! The People Will Speak!

August 8, 1970, Penn Cove, Whidbey Island, WA: Lolita (first called Tokitae) was caught during a particularly violent capture of orcas, where five whales drowned, including four babies.

September 24, 1970, Miami Seaquarium, Miami, FL: The young female, estimated to be 4-6 years old (and maybe younger) was permanently sentenced to a life of captivity.

January 15, 2015: After 44 years of performances, it’s time Lolita went home!

This weekend, join thousands of concerned individuals who believe in Freedom for Lolita! Everyone deserves a proper retirement, and Lolita is no different. After 44 years of being held a captive, it’s time Lolita was freed to live in peace!

“There is nothing natural about Lolita’s life. Every aspect of her life is controlled, manipulated. After a life of forced subservience, she is the perfect candidate to be retired in peace and dignity. Freedom doesn’t have an expiry date. Lolita deserves nothing more than to live out the rest of her life as nature intended, surrounded by family and embraced by the natural currents of the sea.” ~ Ric O’Barry

Here is a sampling of events in honor of Lolita’s freedom:

Thursday, January 15

  • 2 Year Extravaganza! – 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST, ArtHouse 429 – 429 25th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 – Fundraiser for Lolita

Arthouse 429

 

Saturday, January 17

Lolita slave

  •  Miracle March for Lolita – 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST, Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami, FL – March for Lolita

Dolphin Project will Live Stream from the March. Watch HERE

EVENING:

Light up the night for Lolita

Light up the night for Lolita

Light up the Night for Lolita – 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST, Ball & Chain – 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33135 – Fundraiser for Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project and The Orca Network.

West Coast and London, England

Occupy Mirage Volcano

 

Occupy Mirage Volcano – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PST, The Mirage Volcano – 3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 – Free the Mojave Dolphins demo.
London March

 

The Carnival Demo March Against Taiji Slaughter and Captivity Trade – 11:00 a.m. London Time, Cavendish Square, London – Peaceful demonstration.

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About Cara Sands

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It might be true that we don't recall many moments from our early years. However, Cara's first memory of a dolphin had her begging her parents to ask the trainer to let the dolphin go! The problem with captivity was evident to her, even as a 4 year-old child.

A writer by trade, Cara has researched, investigated and documented dolphins suffering in captivity. From documenting dolphins incarcerated in buildings, cut-off from fresh air, sunlight and normal socialization to researching cases of animals imprisoned in solitary confinement, Cara is a dedicated dolphin welfare advocate.

It is her belief that education equals empowerment. The more information shared, the better our choices and knowledge of how to act as a positive and respectful voice for dolphins across the world.

Cara is based out of Canada and makes time whenever possible to observe dolphins in their natural environments. She is writing her first fiction novel but knowing her, the marine world will play a prominent role in her book!

"The use of animals for entertainment is nothing more than an abuse of dominance. Some of the most sentient species on the planet have been exploited to incomprehensible levels, all due to their inherent benevolence. Ironic, considering that we turn to the abused themselves for displays of humanity."
~ Cara Sands

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