March 1, 1999
Welcome to the new FreeLolita Update list.
Most of you are on this list because you asked to receive news of the campaign to return the orca called Lolita, also known as Tokitae, to her home waters in Washington State.
Lolita deserves the chance to rejoin her family still living there. The political, economic and social conditions that have kept Lolita in a display tank in Miami for 28 years are now changing in a direction that is favorable to her chances to go home.
Recent scientific knowledge and the example of Keiko tell us that there is no real risk involved in returning Lolita to her home waters, but there is huge risk in keeping her captive. Lolita shows incredible strength and courage and remains in good health and fully capable of making the transition to her native habitat. There is much you can do to help make that trip home a reality for Lolita.
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For more on Lolita, and to hear her family and see a video of Lolita in her tank, check out NEW Free Lolita web site.
and for a campaign overview, see the Lolita Come Home Page
See A Review of the Releasability of Long Term Captive Orcas