Palace Entertainment, a California-based amusement park company, with 51 theme parks worldwide, now owns the lone Orca "Lolita" from the Miami Seaquarium (MSQ). This is an OPPORTUNITY to ask that "Lolita" be released back into the waters of her birth– a request that has been repeatedly denied by MSQ's current owners. Read more about Lolita...
August 8, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the historic Penn Cove Massacre, an incident when five Orcas drowned as Lolita was taken from her family. Lolita has endured tragedy without the company of another Orca for most of her nearly 16,425 days of performing at the Miami Seaquarium.
"The ownership of the Miami Seaquarium now spans two large corporations (Palace Entertainment and Parques Reunidos listed below) and a holding company that just wants to sell them both at a good price. To them Lolita is an asset to sell, but if enough people know that Palace Entertainment is responsible for Lolita's continued incarceration, keeping her may become more of a liability to their image and reputation, and they might be more inclined to help her retire as other pressures mount." Here's a good way to let them know we know.*
If you wish to write your own letters, please print and send your own personalized letters to:
Origami Whales Project
P.O. Box 864
Carpinteria, CA 93014
It's best to use your own words. All are welcome to copy & paste any or all portions of our sample letter, then edit as you wish with your additional comments. And please remember to be POLITE for her freedom. We all LOVE Lolita, and can help her through LOVE & POSITIVE VISIONS!
Ask your family, friends, and co-workers to participate! Bring a bunch of letters to an event! Click here to download 3 pages of photos & information to readily explain Lolita’s story, retirement plan for her, and our campaign for her. Grab a clipboard, and you're set! Then send the whole batch of letters to the Origami Whales Project at the address above. Print as many copies as you’d like (5, 15, 25, ...50!). And please be sure participants complete name, mailing address (at least city and zip code), and sign to validate the letter.
Our goal to deliver a large package containing 16,425 printed letters to commemorate the 16,425 days that Lolita has been kept in captivity may seem ambitious. But together we can do this.
Aquarium Mar del Plata
* from Howard Garrett, Orca Network
to select voicemail box:
Fernando Eiroa, CEO
Russell Owens, CFO
Michael Baroni, General Counsel & Secretary
Rolf Paegert, COO
Gregg Borman, SVP, Family Entertainment Centers
Bill Lentz, VP, Water Parks
Albert Cabuco, VP, Food & Beverage
Michele Wischmeyer, VP, Marketing
Your tax-deductible contribution will help the Origami Whales Project continue to raise awareness through campaigns, exhibit and outreach, educating and empowering children and adults, who all are invited to participate in our large scale public environmental art projects.