Captors kidnapped an orca named Lolita when she was solely about 4 years previous. On August 8, she’ll have suffered in a tank on the Miami Seaquarium for 52 years. Think about swimming in a tub, away from your house and loving household, for half a century. So Paulina Rubio, “The Queen of Latin Pop,” used her stunning voice in one other method in the present day—to advocate for Lolita. She despatched a passionate letter to Eduardo Albor, CEO of The Dolphin Firm, which owns Miami Seaquarium, asking that Lolita get a second likelihood at life in a seaside sanctuary.
The pressing message from the singer comes after a whistleblower reported earlier this 12 months that Lolita was gravely ailing on the park. Though she managed to outlive, she is unlikely to outlive one other sickness. And based on a federal report from final 12 months, the Seaquarium dedicated a number of animal care breaches, together with by forcing Lolita to carry out methods that had doubtless harm her jaw and steadily going in opposition to the recommendation of its personal veterinarians.
The Present Should Not Go On
The Seaquarium compelled Lolita to carry out for many years. She was sometimes required to carry out two or thrice a day, and there have been events when performances continued even when she couldn’t preserve her eyes open or had simply undergone invasive procedures. As of this spring, Lolita is not compelled to carry out. But the long-suffering orca remains to be within the smallest orca tank on the earth as a substitute of a seaside sanctuary.
Lolita clearly doesn’t like her small enclosure. She reveals indicators of misery and frustration. Sample swimming and rubbing in opposition to the perimeters of the tank—rubs on varied physique elements have been documented a number of hundred instances by her trainers, together with “throughout her physique”—are two examples of such conduct displayed by an animal disadvantaged of every thing that’s pure and essential to them.
That’s why Paulina Rubio, PETA, and plenty of others are talking out for Lolita, telling The Dolphin Firm to let her stay out her golden years in a greater place.
“Please, don’t wait till it’s too late to provide her the life she deserves. There may be nonetheless time for Lolita to expertise the ocean’s currents, swim better distances and dive deeper, and stay as an orca ought to, all whereas receiving meals and veterinary care as a part of the rehabilitation course of.”
Use Your Voice for Lolita
Please politely urge The Dolphin Firm to launch Lolita to a seaside sanctuary.
Ship courteous feedback to Eduardo Albor, CEO of The Dolphin Firm: