‘Real Housewife’ Makes a Splash for Lolita the Orca

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Real Housewives of Miami star Adriana de Moura hails from Brazil—where it’s illegal to imprison marine mammals in aquariums for human entertainment. And she thinks it’s high time that the U.S. imported the same compassion for animals.

Adriana is starring in a new PETA ad in which she calls for Lolita, the lonely captive orca at the Miami Seaquarium to be released into an ocean sanctuary. Like Lolita, Adriana is used to living her life in front of audiences—but Adriana is clear that she chooses to do that, while Lolita doesn’t. And unlike Adriana, Lolita has to live in the equivalent of a bathtub in the tiniest orca tank in North America. She has no protection from the burning sun, and she has had no contact with any other orcas since 1980.

Help join the effort to free Lolita.

Please send a polite e-mail to the Miami Seaquarium asking it to release her to an ocean sanctuary.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind