Free Lolita! Put An End To All Dolphin & Orca Shows!

Some may have fond memories of a Shamu show, or the TV series “Flipper”, or Sea World.   What you may not know is the slaughter and horror behind such shows, the torture and agonizing that those “smiling” dolphins endure — some for hours, some for decades, before they’re allowed the peace of death.  The truth is that many more are killed than survive.  Lolita, for example, is the only surviving Orca (actually a large dolphin, not a whale) from her capture.  There in that cove, nearly 40 years ago, many orcas died in capturing her and a few others.  Her longest companion, Hugo, died several years ago.  Since then, Lolita has been by herself.  In all, she has been in captivity now, living in an illegal tank just 1 foot deeper than she is long, for 39 years. Read more

How To Change Our World

By The People, that’s what this forum is, in part.  It’s a place where We The People address the issues, absent of the compromises many make when politics and advertising money comes into play.

What to do?  Our part doesn’t start or stop at informing our government.  That’s truly just the tip of the iceberg.  Consider every other significant improvement made in our society.  It begins in the private sector, and ends up supported by The People.  The government can impede that progress at times, make it difficult for solutions to rise to the top, while trying to protect us from ourselves.  It still comes down to what we will or will not tolerate.

How does that translate into something that changes the real world?  Vote with your wallet.  Start at Sea World and all of the other (disgusting) prisons for whales and dolphins.  If they weren’t making billions a year on Shamu’s suffering, there would be no capturing and enslaving them for profit. The thousands of them killed in pursuit of that profit would have been able to live out their natural lives free in the oceans of the world, instead of eating carrion in squalor while being driven insane. Read more