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Click picture to go to the Blackfish movie site

Click picture to go to the Blackfish movie site

Tonight, October 24th, 2013, on CNN at 6 P.M. Pacific is a documentary on captive orca whales that you won’t want to miss. Howard Garrett of the Orca Network, is also going to be interviewed on CNN today. (more…)

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Kandu's Death 1989

Kandu V’s Death at SeaWorld California in 1989

Today Howard Garrett and Susan Berta of the Orca Network sent out an email update on Tokitae (Lolita), the captive Salish Sea native who has spent 40 years in substandard conditions at the Miami Seaquarium. I appreciate their ongoing efforts to free Tokitae and save other marine mammals from life as prisoners.

Their news release referenced a report titled Keto & Tilikum Express the Stress of Orca Captivity (http://theorcaproject.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/keto-tilikum-express-stress-of-orca-captivity.pdf). (more…)

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Free Lolita

In the past few days there’s been a lot of media coverage of the International Day of Protest for Lolita. This movement is picking up steam and attracting more attention than ever before—as it should.

Allow me to introduce you to Lolita:

-She is a native Northwesterner
-She’s about 40 years old
-She has blue eyes
-She has been performing for audiences longer than I’ve been alive (more…)

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