In Lolita’s Honor, Tell Miami Seaquarium to Send Dolphins to a Seaside Sanctuary

On August 18, 53 years after being abducted from the ocean and robbed of her home, her family, and her freedom, Lolita died in the world’s smallest orca tank, at the Miami Seaquarium. Plans to move her to a seaside sanctuary came too late, and she was denied even a minute of freedom to dive deep and feel the ocean’s currents. While it’s too late for Lolita, it’s not too late for the dolphins still suffering at the marine park.

In their natural homes, dolphins can swim up to 60 miles per day, exploring new territories with their families, but at the Miami Seaquarium, all they can do is swim in endless circles in tiny tanks. Holding them captive for amusement is a form of speciesism—a human-supremacist worldview—and it must end. Lolita died in this marine park prison, and the other dolphins still confined there need help now, before they suffer the same fate.

© Ingrid N. Visser, Ph.D., and Heather Murphy

Please politely urge The Dolphin Company—the owner of the Miami Seaquarium—to release the remaining dolphins at the facility to a seaside sanctuary:

Eduardo Albor
CEO of The Dolphin Company
[email protected]

Email The Dolphin Company

Please feel free to use our sample letter, but remember that using your own words is always more effective.

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