Thursday October 14 is
Worldwide Dolphin Day
to protest the killing of dolphins
in Taiji, Japan
An international day of protest will be held on October 14th to call on the Japanese authorities to ban the brutal slaughter of dolphins, porpoises, and other small whales.
Orca Network volunteers and other groups will be at the Japanese Consulate in downtown Seattle for the protest. Signs will be available and you are welcome to make up your own signs and banners to let people know what the protest is about. Please use non-threatening language. Please stay on the public sidewalk in front of the building. If you want, bring a red flower to lay at the edge of the sidewalk to represent the blood of the dolphins slaughtered by Japan.
Thursday, October 14, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
at the Japanese Consulate Office
601 Union Street, Suite 500,
Brenda Peterson explains it all here:
Japan: Stop Killing Our Evolutionary Elders and Help Save Our Oceans
Rally for Lolita's Retirement
(special guest Captain Pete Bethune)
Sunday, October 17 · 12:00pm - 2:00pm
In front of the entrance to the Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway Key Biscayne, FL
Join Captain Pete Bethune in shining a light on marine mammal captivity by protesting the living conditions of Lolita (Tokitae) and the other marine mammals at the Miami Seaquarium. Pete will be joined by 9 year-old Trevor, who statred the L.L.L (Let Lolita Live) Campaign...come be inspired. Come be heard!
Lolita is a 44 year old captive orca living at the Miami Seaquarium in Miami, Florida. Since her brutal capture in 1970, she has been kept in a tank that is illegal by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) standards for size requirements. Lolita is approximately 21 feet long and 7,000 pounds. Her tank is 20 feet deep at the deepest point and a mere 12 feet deep around the edges. The pool is only 35 feet wide. The Miami Seaquarium is considered to be one of the most dilapidated aquatic parks in the world. It is in need of major repairs, and per the Marine Mammal Inventory Report, has a substantial death rate for their animals.