Dear Friends of Lolita,
Lolita's friends in Miami have announced they will be out in front of the Seaquarium EVERY Sunday from now on, demanding her rescue from that concrete hole and retirement to her home waters in Puget Sound.
May 23, 2003
Memorial Day Weekend--DEMONSTRATION
Remembering those who suffer and die for human entertainment.
Huge Controversy in Miami, FL: Demonstration to Save Lolita, the captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium who has been trapped in an illegal tank for 33 years.
Contacts: Miami: Valerie Silidker, 954-562-4981
Sponsored by the Orca Network: Howard Garrett/Susan Berta
phone (360)678-3451; cell 360-661-3739; E-Mail
: May 25th, Sunday
: Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL
A very important drama is unfolding in Argentina concerning Kshamenk, a young male forced to beach himself in 1992. When Six Flags Parks bought the Ohio Sea World park, they imported a young female named Shouka who was born in captivity in France. Shouka was ripped from her mother and six other orcas - the only family she's ever known. Six Flags intended to import Kshamenk from Argentina, but last August Argentina denied the export because Kshamenk's capture and even present ownership were too suspicious. The week after Kshamenk's export was denied Six Flags stock price dropped from around $15 to around $5, where it has stayed ever since. The government of Argentina is looking into the possibility of releasing Kshamenk back to his native waters. We offer them our support and encouragement to do so. Kshamenk's release will demonstrate once again that Lolita's reintroduction presents no risk to her health or to her family. On the contrary, keeping her there in that tank endangers her every single day.
From Tim Gorski:
We've got another one. This one may be easier than Lolita because the park is not privately owned and the government of Argentina is interested in helping the animal. We need your support, please send a letter to email@example.com and spread this message!
We'll be in touch...