Freeing a Killer Whale Held Captive for 43 Years

Written by on March 3, 2014 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living with 3 Comments

Source: Journeyman Pictures

Killer whale Lolita has been wowing crowds at Miami Seaquarium for over 40 years. But now the ‘Blackfish effect’ has a growing protest movement calling for her freedom. Have aquarium shows had their day? Every week thousands come to Miami Seaquarium for a spectacular show; one that orca Lolita has repeated 3 times a day for 43 years. “It tells you nothing about Orcas in the wild. It’s a circus”, says one leader of the protest movement campaigning for her release. Blackfish, a controversial documentary about orcas in SeaWorld, has inspired a new awareness of the plight of “the most social animal on the planet”. Director Gabriela Coperthwaite explains, “SeaWorld has for decades been running unchecked”. As experts argue Lolita’s “cement prison” has driven her “psychotic”, the safety and ethics of such aquarium shows are finally coming under question.

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  1.' Katherine says:

    We need to rename this Earthling. If anything; Killer Human seem to be the one thing that’s accurate these days and NOT a high vibrating creature such as this.

  2.' Barbara says:

    You bet Katherine! How about the whole works of us get together and take responsibility (what a novel idea!) for the trashing of all the beautiful life on this planet and then respect and protect it! Wow. Imagine that.

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