Turned a few people away from visiting the Miami SeaPrison today. The Miami Dade County Police Department were in their typical harassing mood, especially the police officer wearing the military style hat in the video.
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Date: August 24, 2013 Time: 12-2pm
We will be protesting and handing out leaflets to people informing them of the 43 years Lolita has been in captivity. Please join us to support Lolita being retired. She has made Miami Seaquarium enough money. Please help make a big statement with your support. There are plenty of signs so if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Join the event on Facebook!
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This is the 1st annual Empty the Tanks protest. This is a day for everyone around the world to stand up against marine mammal captivity. The abuse and exploitation of these sentient beings has no place in the 21st century.
On July 27th, protests and educational events will be held all over world in front of marine mammal parks and aquariums. If the park is exploiting marine mammals for entertainment and profit then we want people out front creating noise and awareness. The only way to close their doors for good is to get the general public to stop buying tickets. We need your voice, your posters, and your dedication to seeing an end to the captivity industry.
Please join us on July 27th at your local marine park or aquarium. Here is the list of protest locations so far. If you do not see your city or local marine park on the list please contact me about creating your own Empty the Tank protest.
Main Even Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/633576009989898/
SeaWorld San Diego – California, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/618647978163468/
SeaWorld San Antonio – Texas, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/357838031003199/
SeaWorld Orlando – Florida, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/358351534284894/
Marineland Canada – Ontario, Canada https://www.facebook.com/events/195534500570547/
Miami Seaquarium – Florida, USA –https://www.facebook.com/events/662567280423614/
Georgia Aquarium – Georgia, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/565530896812521/
National Aquarium – Baltimore, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/499381876778173/
SeaWorld Australia – Gold Coast, Australia https://www.facebook.com/events/437066849711598/
Dolfinarium Harderwijk – Netherlands https://www.facebook.com/events/562089927145533/
Shedd Aquarium – Chicago, USA https://www.facebook.com/events/264550303682519/
Las Vegas Mirage Hotel Dolphin Habitat – https://www.facebook.com/events/118733298322945/
Durban, South Africa – https://www.facebook.com/events/299249966874495/
Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, BC – https://www.facebook.com/events/150354405145232/
Sea Life Park, Oahu – https://www.facebook.com/events/386286178151442/
Toronto, Canada – https://www.facebook.com/events/134885726689079/
Edinburgh,UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/190470844438281/
Ocean Park, Hong Kong – https://www.facebook.com/events/158796797623663/
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA https://www.facebook.com/events/383012365150320/
** More locations to be added soon.
**Please only RSVP to the events you are going to attend and contact the email below if you are interested in holding a Empty the Tanks protest in your town!!!! Let’s make this huge!
Please join us on July 27th and tell the captivity industry that enough is enough! It is time to Empty the Tanks!
January 23rd, 2013
Feds Must Protect Orca Under Endangered Species Act or Supply a Legal Reason for Exclusion, Groups Say
For immediate release
Lisa Franzetta, ALDF
Shakira Croce, PETA
According to the settlement agreement reached after the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PETA, the Orca Network, and four individuals filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) regarding the orca Lolita’s unlawful exclusion from the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the agency must now either include Lolita in the ESA listing or supply a legal reason to exclude her. PETA and ALDF submitted a petition today to the NMFS calling for Lolita to be listed as endangered, along with her free-living family, the Pacific Northwest’s Southern Resident orcas. Lolita has been confined to the smallest orca tank in North America at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 40 years and has been without a companion since 1980, when her tank mate, Hugo, reportedly died of a brain aneurysm after slamming his head into the side of their concrete tank.
“By excluding Lolita from the endangered listing, the government allows the Seaquarium to keep Lolita isolated in a tiny barren tank and force her to perform with no protection from the sun—all of which would violate the ESA’s protection against ‘harm’ and ‘harassment,'” says PETA Foundation Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement Delcianna Winders.
“ALDF and PETA are calling on the government to extend the ESA’s minimal protections to Lolita and will continue to push for her return to the ocean and her family—where she belongs,” says ALDF Executive Director Stephen Wells.
Southern Resident orcas were critically depleted in the 1960s and ’70s, when dozens of them—including Lolita—were captured for public display. Captive members of a species are, by default, to be included in an endangered listing, and NMFS is prohibited from considering commercial interests—such as the Seaquarium’s—in its listing decisions.
This is a heartbreaking color version and testimony of what happened in Penn Cove.
We will be protesting and handing out leaflets to people informing them of the 41 plus years Lolita has been in captivity. Please join us to support Lolita being retired. She has made Miami Seaquarium enough money. Please help make a big statement with your support. There are plenty of signs so if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Join the event on Facebook!
Please share this, show up, and invite your friends. Thanks!
For over 7 minutes Lolita, dolphins, sea lions, manatees, sharks, and birds were subjected to this outrageous display of fireworks in addition to the loud techno music which was playing at the Miami SeaQuarium. Arthur Hertz doesn’t care about the animals, he cares about himself!
The rally will be held across the street from the InterContinental Hotel, at the south end of Bayfront Park.
Saturday, October 22nd – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami Florida (Downtown Miami – 2 blocks South of Bayside)
Join this Rally for the Environment with Occupy Miami for a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to get YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE to 700 journalists! This opportunity will never happen again. JOIN our coalition of supporting organizations as we stand outside the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, UNITED to rally on behalf of all critical environmental issues happening in South Florida. Over 700 Environmental Journalists from all around the world are flying into Miami for a conference this week (Society of Environmental Journalists)!! We strongly encourage all environmental groups to share this event and attend the “Rally for the Environment” Saturday at 1:30pm. But we strongly encourage you to make contact with them all week with your brochures and leaflets!!!
Date: Sunday July 3rd
Locations: Miami SeaQuarium, Georgia Aquarium, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld San Antonio
Protests against marine life captivity across the country at marine parks and aquariums. Independence day garb and flags should be worn and carried proud, signs proclaiming Captivity Kills, Thanks but No Tanks, Honk for Freedom, Your $$$ = Animal Misery, etc.
SeaWorld Orlando 1-4pm
SeaWorld Orlando (PETA & ARFF) 1-4pm
SeaWorld Online Protest All Day
SeaWorld San Diego 10-1pm
SeaWorld San Antonio 11-2pm
Georgia Aquarium 1-4pm
Miami SeaQuarium 1-4pm