Animal Activists Demand Release of “Lolita” After Big SeaWorld Announcement


AND WAS PHONE 2 DELRAY MEDICAL CTR. INTERVIEWS CONDITION. SEVEN STUDENTS ALSO WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BREATHING FUMES FROM THE FIRE EXTINCTION. A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE WORLD. FOLLOWING THE COMPANY’S DECISION TO END ITS BREEDING PROGRAM. AND — COMES AFTER YEARS OF CONTROVERSY. Reporter: THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM IS LONG BEEN THE TARGET OF LEGAL ACTION AND WEDNESDAY OF PROTESTS OVER LOLITA THE KILLER WHALE WHO LIVES AND PERFORMS. NOW THAT THE WORLD AND HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE WEST HAVE PARTNERED UP TO MAKE CONDITIONS BETTER FOR ORCA, LOCAL ANIMAL ACTIVIST ARE DEMANDING SEAQUARIUM MAKE CHANGES AS WELL. YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN LOLITA THE KILLER WHALE AND A PERFORMANCE AT THE MIAMI SEAQUARIUM. THE 48 COLD OR GOT WAS TAKEN FROM THE WILD AT AGE 3 AND HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE SEAQUARIUM EVER SINCE. ANIMAL ACTIVISTS HOLD WEEKLY PROTESTS. ARGUING HER LIVING CONDITIONS ARE DEPLORABLE. SHE’S BEEN ENDANGERED SPECIES AND SHE’S IN THE SMALLEST TANK IN NORTH AMERICA. SHE IS IN A BARREN CONCRETE TANK Reporter: NATALIE BAREFOOT IS MORE THAN AN ADVOCATE FOR THE LEADER. SHE SAYS SHE HAS HER LAWYER. THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR LOLITA IS SPACE ALSO THE FACT THAT SHE IS ALONE. SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANOTHER SPECIES OF HER KIND Reporter: SHE WAS THRILLED WHEN SHE HEARD THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE WORLD WOULD NO LONGER BREED IT ORCA AND WILL PHASE OUT THE FLASHY SHOWS. INTO ENVIRONMENTALLY FOCUSED PERFORMANCES IN A NATURAL SETTING. PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER FOR THE WHALES AND DOLPHINS RATHER THAN HAVING THE FIGHT AND THE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN GOING FORWARD THE THIS SITE WILL BE MOVED TOWARDS EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION. Reporter: DESPITE THE HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNERING UP WITH THE WORLD, SPECIAL ANIMAL ACTIVIST GROUP SAYS IT HAS NO NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE OWNERS OF SEAQUARIUM. SOMETHING LOLITA ACTIVISTS HOPE WILL SOON CHANGE. WE ARE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THE WORLD IS LISTENING TO THEIR CUSTOMERS AND MARINE EXPERTS AND REALIZING THAT WORKERS DO NOT BELONG IN CAPTIVITY. WE REALLY ARE HERE TODAY TO URGE SEAQUARIUM TO DO THE SAME FOR LOLITA AND FOLLOW THEIR FOOTSTEPS AND PUT HER IN A SANCTUARY SOMEWHERE SHE CAN THRIVE. Reporter: I ASKED THE SEAQUARIUM SPOKESWOMAN IF THE SEAQUARIUM HAD ANY PLANS TO MAKE ANY CHANGES FOR LOLITA IN MY DO TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE WORLD. THEY DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION DIRECTLY. INSTEAD THEY RELEASED A STATEMENT. IT READS IN PART THIS MARINE MAMMAL SHOW THAT MIAMI SEAQUARIUM OUR CONSOLE EVOLVING INTO INCORPORATE IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL AND CONSERVATION OF ELEMENTS. WE’LL CONTINUE OUR COMMITTED TO EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION AND THE APPRECIATION FOR ALL MARINE SPECIES INCLUDING LOLITA OUR RESIDENT ORCA. THE SEAQUARIUM NOW IS THE SUBJECT OF A FEDERAL LAWSUIT THAT IS ALLEGING ESSENTIALLY THESE ANIMAL-RIGHTS GROUPS ARE

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  • Lolita will surely not breed any further.
    But this video title here is misleading. Lolita is not at a Sea World park, yet the video sugests that Lolitas small tank is somehow Sea Worlds fault.

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  • You like dolphins dont go to seawourld

  • #takedownseaworld

  • They don’t have any elements except being DICK’S. Miami seaquarium is a piece of shit that need to be put out of business. The people that own that seaquarium and the people that work there are rude

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