‘Orca’ in PETA Dunk Tank to Push for Lolita’s Release

For Immediate Release:
August 6, 2021

David Perle 202-483-7382

Miami – This weekend marks 51 years since Lolita, the abysmally lonely orca held at the Miami Seaquarium, was abducted from her family off the coast of Washington—and to mark that sad occasion, on Saturday, a costumed “orca” will submerge herself to appeal for Lolita’s release back into the ocean. More PETA supporters will protest the fact that she has now spent more than five decades in the smallest orca tank in the world.

When:    Saturday, August 7, 12 noon

Where:    1221 Brickell Ave. (at the intersection with S.E. 12th Ter.), Miami

“Without human help, Lolita cannot break out of that concrete cell and return to the family and home she has been denied for more than five decades,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA wants her to spend her last years in a seaside sanctuary where she’d finally feel ocean currents instead of the sides of concrete walls—the Miami Seaquarium owes her that.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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