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Protest at SeaWorld on the 30th Anniversary of Tilikum's Capture


Please join Florida Voices for Animals (FVA) as we join our friends at the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) during their protest at SeaWorld! 
We will have an optional lunch afterwards at the all-vegan restaurant Ethos Vegan Kitchen in Winter Park.

In the wild, orcas live in large , intricate social
groups and swim up to 100 miles a day in the open ocean. Orcas at SeaWorld are
confined to enclosures that to them are like bathtubs, and these animals are
unable to engage in most natural behaviors.

Let's join ARFF in speaking out at this peaceful
protest.  All signs and leaflets will be
provided. We will gather in the grassy median at the entrance to SeaWorld.  Join us in speaking out at this
peaceful protest for Tilikum on the 30th anniversary of Tilikum's capture.

For more information, contact [masked]

SeaWorld Orlando

7007 SeaWorld Drive

Orlando FL  32819

We must let SeaWorld and all captive facilities know that we will not stop being
a voice for these precious creatures who have lost their right to freedom,
their right to live a natural life and are now imprisoned, artificially
inseminated and forced to perform 'tricks' for food, all for human

For those of you who are not familiar with the cruel nature of this
billion dollar business, here are the facts:

- There are currently 42 Orcas being held captive worldwide.

- At least 136 wild Orcas have been taken into captivity from the wild since
1961. 123 of these (or 90.4%) Orcas are now dead.

-These mammals are the most intelligent animals living on the Earth today; to
keep them in a swimming pool is inherently cruel.

- One of the most common causes of death of dolphins in captivity is suicide.
Unlike humans, dolphins do not automatically breathe. Upon suffering deep
depression,  dolphins can choose to not return to the surface for that
last breath of air.

- A staggering 53% of dolphins who have survived such an aggressive and violent
capture die within 90 days.

- The average life span of a dolphin is 45 years; in captivity, most dolphins
do not live longer than two.

- Every 7 years, half of all captive dolphins die from capture shock,
pneumonia, intestinal disease, ulcers, chlorine poisoning and other
stress-related diseases.

- Just ask yourself -- Is transporting an ocean mammal from the ocean in a
truck and airplane for many hours not cruel?

What you can do:

Come with us to Orlando and be the voice for these captive animals and invite
your friends!!

*Posters and banner will be provided, just bring yourselves!

To learn more about the issue, about Tilikum and Tilikum's capture, and about the cruelty of keeping these animals captive, check out this website and watch the documentary, "Blackfish."

It is time to EMPTY THE TANKS.

Thank you for your support.

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  • Jan P.

    Will there be another protest?

    November 12, 2013

    • Isabelle

      Yes, there will be. Not sure when yet. Stay tuned!

      2 · November 12, 2013

  • Isabelle

    The demo was a huge success with over 70 participants. Carla and Bryan, as usual, organized a great demo, complete with megaphone! We were able to educate many people on this important issue. Check out the ARFF Facebook page for lots of photos and comments from people in this country and across the globe supporting our efforts. The days of cetaceans in captivity are numbered. Check out Carla's post on ARFF's Facebook page. I couldn't have said it better myself. Afterwards, a large group of us went to Ethos for lunch. The generous portions of my lasagna and apple walnut rum spice cake were delicious --- the perfect end to a successful demo!

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • Susan B.

    I apologize for not making it to Orlando on Saturday. My house guest, who was going to attend with me, came down with the flu. I was there in spirit and the photo I saw looked great!

    November 11, 2013

  • Denise

    Watch Blackfish and tell your friends to watch it too...great gift idea!

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Diane K.

    Such a great turn out of dedicated people who want to see an end to Tilikum's life of captivity.

    4 · November 9, 2013

  • Emily s.

    Dont think I can make it

    November 9, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    are we going to carpool again from Tampa?

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Isabelle

      For those who'd like to carpool, a few of us will be meeting at the Whole Foods Market by the interstate (1548 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.) at 8 am in the covered parking garage.

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Pamela S.


      November 5, 2013

  • Susan B.

    Where do we park?

    November 1, 2013

    • Isabelle

      There are several businesses around SeaWorld to park at then walk to the protest site which is the median in front of the main entrance. Be advised not to park at CVS. If you have questions about parking the day of the protest please call[masked]

      1 · November 4, 2013

    • Susan B.


      November 5, 2013

  • Jan P.

    We are coming from Hudson. See you there

    November 4, 2013

  • Jan P.

    Is there somewhere to park nearby?

    October 31, 2013

    • Isabelle

      There are several businesses around SeaWorld to park at then walk to the protest site which is the median in front of the main entrance. Be advised not to park at CVS. If you have questions about parking the day of the protest please call[masked]

      November 4, 2013

  • Thomas G.

    I have to work this next weekend , wish I could be there . I boycott Sea World already , glad you are there to be the voice for Tilikum and the other Orcas.

    November 1, 2013

  • Suzanne H.

    I wish I could but I'll be oot

    October 30, 2013

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