The Lummi Totem Pole journey for Tokitae reached its final stop at the Miami Seaquarium last month, but tribal members and fellow protesters, including Orca Network, were not allowed to enter the marine park. The Lummi Nation of Washington State traveled more than 3,000 miles cross-country from Seattle to Miami to raise awareness for To
Sadly, despite a plea from U.S. celebrity and well-known advocate Bob Barker to retire Tokitae (Lolita) to a seaside sanctuary, an appeals court ruling has blocked the latest effort to Free Lolita. The 11th U.S.
So, it's not Monday, but we still wanted to share this amazing Ask an Expert with Howard Garrett of Orca Network about the current state of the Southern Residents and what the future holds for them. Read on to find out more!
Following a federal safety investigation by US authorities, Miami Seaquarium has announced that it will no longer allow its trainers to perform rides on the captive orca, Lolita.
The investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) examined how the Seaquarium's trainers work with Lolita, who has been held captive for 44 years.
Despite the fact that the tank of Lolita, the lone orca kept at Miami Seaquarium, fails to meet even the minimum requirements of the United States’ Animal Welfare Act (AWA), a lawsuit filed by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Orca Network and concerned individuals in 2012 was dismissed by the court. Now the plaintiffs have filed an appeal against the U.S.