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Mayors of Florida: Free Lolita from Miami Seaquarium!

Mayors of Florida: Free Lolita from Miami Seaquarium!

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Lolita, the endangered orca, has been swimming in sad, lonely circles at the Miami Seaquarium for over 47 years, ever since she was ripped away from her wild family. She is forced to live as a prisoner in the smallest orca tank in the US, and must perform mundane tricks for visitors every day. Fortunately, progress is being made to have Lolita returned to her home ocean in a seaside sanctuary, close to where her mother and family pod still swim. This is a key moment for the world’s loneliest orca. We must act now to free Lolita!

Miami Seaquarium is located off the coast of Florida, on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, in Miami-Dade County, and is located close to downtown Miami. Miami Beach is the city that has jurisdiction over the Seaquarium. On October 27, just before he resigned to begin his campaign for Governor of Florida, former City Mayor of Miami Beach, Philip Levine, and his city commission issued a resolution urging the owners of the Seaquarium to retire Lolita. Mayor Levine sent the resolution to all 67 Florida counties. Shortly after, the Mayor of Broward County, Barbara Sharief and her commission, signed the resolution.

Additionally, a new statewide bill is being considered for Florida with the same aims as the California Orca Protection Act – to end orca captivity, breeding and transporting.

Lolita needs your help now more than ever. Other county leaders must demonstrate their leadership by supporting the resolution to finally free Lolita and end her suffering!


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