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Free Lolita Update 114

Lolita Update #114
Protest for Lolita, Saturday, Feb. 13
February 9, 2010

Some of Lolita's family cruising near San Juan Island. In the lead is L2 (Grace, 50 years old), followed by her oldest son L78 (Gaia, 21) and her youngest son L88 (Wavewalker, 17). L2 was there when Lolita was hauled away in 1970. Lolita still uses her family's calls and would recognize her family even after almost 40 years away from them. Photo by Jill Hein.
Protest Saturday, February 13th at the Seaquarium

A demo will be held to show our support of Lolita's retirement in front of the Miami Seaquarium on Saturday February 13th from 12-2PM to protest against the Seaquarium's stubborn refusal to allow Lolita to retire in a protected bay pen in Washington. Every last Saturday of the month will be a demo, same time, same place. Please pass the word on to friends and family. Please come and show your support!

Lolita's family, the Southern Resident Orcas that inhabit the waters off the coast of Washington, had a great 2009. SIX new calves were born in the past year, which shows that her family is thriving and awaiting her arrival!

Here is the protest schedule for the upcoming months:

Monthly demo schedule (all Saturdays):
  • March 27th
  • April 24th
  • May 15th
  • June 26th

Will worldwide exposure of their brutal, thoughtless dolphin slaughter convince the Taiji dolphin-killers to stop killing and selling dolphins?

The Cove has been nominated for an Oscar and WINNER!!!!

Ric O'Barry writes:
"I hope you'll join me in this campaign to stop the killing of dolphins in Japan. Most people in Japan don't have any idea that the dolphin slaughter is even happening. If we can spread the word around the world - and especially in Japan - we can expose the secret of Taiji and force the Japanese government to stop it. We can win this issue - but we need your help!

At the Cove in Taiji, the dolphin killing continues. Although the killing of bottlenose dolphins - the primary target species - has dramatically decreased compared to previous seasons, they, along with other dolphin species, including many pilot whales and Risso's dolphins, continue to be captured for aquariums and slaughtered for meat by the Taiji fishermen. The fight for the protection of all marine mammals goes on. For updates on the situation, visit our Blog."
Things you can do:

Much is going on to help bring Lolita home and to inform and advocate for her and her family Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to help Orca Network continue this work by clicking HERE. Thank you!

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