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Momentum builds that Lolita may return to Puget Sound –
“Miami business leaders want orca released from captivity”

Lolita incarcerated at the Miami Seaquarium
Photo credit: Miami Seaquarium

“The mayor of Miami Beach and other South Florida leaders are joining the opposition to an orca’s decades-long captivity at the Miami Seaquarium.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other groups have sued in Miami federal court, saying the orca named Lolita should ultimately be removed to a sea pen under a retirement plan that would more closely mimic her natural Pacific Ocean environment.

Lolita was captured in 1970 off the Washington state coast.”

“Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine called for Lolita’s release, along with developer Jorge Perez, the Miami Heat’s official DJ, chef Ingrid Hoffman and others.”
Read more from KING-5 TV News in Seattle.

Editor’s note:
Hopefully this call means Lolita may finally come home to her Pacific Northwest waters and pod?

Read more about Lolita from the Orca Network.

Posted by Steve on August 11, 2015 at 5:53 am | Permalink

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