‘Save Lolita’ Public Service Annoucement from Underdog Entertainment on Vimeo. A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against animal rights groups that want orca whale Lolita removed from an oceanarium in Florida. Lolita has lived at Miami Seaquarium since 1970. Last year, a local judge dismissed the groups’ lawsuit which alleged that the tank holding …

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  Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld’s U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. …

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    After 45 miserable years in captivity, the tide may finally be turning for Lolita, the world’s loneliest orca. Public opposition to keeping orcas in captivity is growing, and just last month the U.S. government ruled that she should receive endangered species protection, along with the rest of her pod, which lives off the coast …

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Written by Michelle Kretzer Zoos have long tried to hide the cruelty of captivity behind a mask of “conservation education.” But a new study shows that learning is usually not the outcome. Sociologists in the United Kingdom gathered data from children between the ages of 7 and 15, both before and after they visited the London …

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110,000 signatures and going! Kathleen Haase York 15 Jul 2014 — Dear Supporters, Thanks to all of you for signing and sharing the petition, we have now reached over 110,000 signatures and keep getting more every day! I am truly amazed by everyone’s support! I had contacted Keith Williams and British Airways via E-Mail on the …

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Photo credit: P.Wigmore    Petition by    Kathleen Haase    York, United Kingdom SeaWorld is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year but it also marks another anniversary – 50 years of holding orcas captive for ‘entertainment’ purposes. Orcas live in tight family groups who usually stay together for life. SeaWorld ripped many of these wild families apart in the 60s …

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