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Free Lolita Update 148

August 3, 2017
Lolita Update #148
2017 Penn Cove Orca Capture Commemoration

Penn Cove Orca Capture Anniversary Commemoration
August 8, 2017
Coupeville Wharf, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington

Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA 47 years ago about 100 Southern Resident orcas were herded into Penn Cove off Whidbey Island, WA. Seven of the young whales were netted and delivered to marine parks around the world. All but one had died by 1987. Originally named Tokitae (TOW-kee-tie), they now call her Lolita. In memory of the nearly 40 Southern Resident orcas captured in Washington State, and in honor of Tokitae (Lolita), the sole survivor, please join Orca Network for our annual Penn Cove Capture Commemoration.

See below for a 2-page list of main points to know regarding the campaign to return Tokitae, including the pending legal issues, her health as best we can determine, and our over-arching goals for conducting the campaign these past 2+ decades.

For much more to look over, please visit our Lolita/Tokitae web pages, to see the retirement proposal and appendices, the expert witness reports from January 2016, Toki's life history, letters to the current owner and the USDA, etc., etc.

The transport and retirement plan for Lolita/Tokitae:

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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!
Howard Garrett
Susan Berta
Orca Network

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