Demand an End to Cruel Orca Captivity at the Miami Seaquarium
This action is for United States residents only.
Time and again, our government has failed to protect Lolita the orca.
Now, we need to ensure she is the last orca to suffer the same fate — and urge the USDA not to allow the Miami Seaquarium to obtain another orca after her death.
While the Animal Legal Defense Fund and our coalition partners continue to fight for her in court, please send a message to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) using the form below, demanding that the agency ensure Lolita is the last orca to ever suffer at the Seaquarium. Personalizing your message can help it stand out.
Protect the Endangered Species Act and Save Animals From Extinction
The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) is a critical tool in our work, and we must expand the protections it grants, not roll back the incredible progress it’s made. Add your name to the petition to show your support!
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