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Celebrities Protest to Free Orca

Written by Michelle Kretzer | May 22, 2013

Forty years is a long time to be stuck in a bathtub.

But that’s reality for Lolita, an orca who has been imprisoned in the tiniest orca tank in North America—at the Miami Seaquarium—since she was captured and torn away from her family more than four decades ago. She has no other orcas for companionship.

But two of Latin America’s brightest stars have set their sights on freeing Lolita, and they won’t stop until she has been liberada.To show the Seaquarium that they mean business, actor and TV host Natalia Villaveces and her friend actor Patricia De León led a spirited bilingual protest at the Seaquarium.

Natalia also released a new public service announcement in English and Spanish urging everyone to boycott attractions in which marine mammals are held captive. “They [are] forced to swim in circles and perform meaningless tricks for people who probably have no idea how sad and miserable they are,” she said.

Please join Natalia, Patricia, and animal advocates around the world in spreading the message that marine-mammal parks are where happiness tanks.

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  • Franco says:

    I agree, Katalin Apathy, every being deserves a ‘decent’life but far too many ‘human’beings are NOT decent.

  • Raffaella Ciavatta says:

    God… I’m SO tired of so much cruelty somedays I have no desire to live. It seems the weight is so much. Then I remember all of us must stand up and fight for our loving animals and beautiful planet which is being tortured, raped, slaughtered, destroyed.

  • Sara Wersinger says:

    Thanks for being a voice for marine life, marine life in amusement parks is for profit and death for marine mammals. Thanks for speaking out….

  • Katalin Apathy says:

    Every being on this earth deserves a decent life the way they wish to live it!