Celebrities Call for Boycott of Miami Seaquarium


#Boycott … #SetThemFree … #EmptyTheTanks … 🐳

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[Many thanks to Teo Freytes for bringing this item to our attention.] Jonathan Kendall (Miami New Times) writes about the growing outrage surrounding Lolita the orca’s continued captivity in the Miami Seaquarium. He stresses that there are fewer than 80 of these orcas left in the world. Here are excerpts:

During the 1960s and ’70s, nearly an entire generation of orca juveniles were corralled, separated from their protective mothers, and sent to oceanariums across the United States. According to NOAA Fisheries, this capture of nearly 50 Southern Residents had a direct impact on the wild pod’s population. Today the animals are classified as endangered.

All but one of those captured orcas have died in tanks where they performed tricks for park guests. Miami Seaquarium’s Lolita, originally named “Tokitae” (Coast Salish for “sparkling waters”) is the last surviving Southern Resident killer whale in captivity. When she arrived at…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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