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The Dark Side of Whales & Dolphins In Captivity: Film Screening and Book Signing

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Sea Shepherd Philadelphia, along with the local humane education organization 22reasons will be presenting a free screening of the documentary “Lolita – Slave to Entertainment.” Lolita is an orca confined in a small tank at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970 when she was taken from her family pod in the Salish Sea off Whidbey Island, WA – she was just two years old. Just this summer (August 2012), PeTA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit against the USDA challenging the renewal of Miami Seaquarium’s license.

Tim Gorski, writer, director and editor of this film as well as the recently released “How I Became an Elephant,” will speak about his experiences filming the documentary.

“This provocative and revealing must-see documentary uniquely addresses man’s relationship with wildlife. It speaks not only to animal lovers and activists, but to anyone at all who may have been duped by marine theme park propaganda. In fact, this is the film that an entire industry would rather you not see.” ~ Valerie Silidker – Vice President, Rattle the Cage Productions

In addition, we are very proud to also host author David Kirby, who will read an excerpt from his recently published book, “Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity” and sign copies.

“Kirby makes a passionate case for captivity as the reason orcas become killers (and) tells the story like a thriller. His argument is, for the most part, fair and persuasive… We probably can’t free the orcas in captivity today, but we could make the current group of captive killer whales the last.” ~ Wall Street Journal

This event is free, however seating is limited, please reserve your spot early!

Vegan food selections will be available for purchase.

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  • Kevin

    Would love to meet everyone on Wednesday evening.....please come and introduce yourself :)

    October 8, 2012

  • Jacqueline

    Yes, Sara. Press YES next to RSVP at the upper right corner of this page to reserve your spot. Per the info. above; seating is limited. So, if you want to attend I wouldn't delay in RSVPing.

    September 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, sounds like a great learning experience! Do we reserve our own spot?

    1 · September 28, 2012

  • Jacqueline

    I was going to write that; as well! To be able to watch this documentary and have both of them be with us is a blessing!!!

    2 · September 28, 2012

  • Kevin

    We are VERY lucky to have both the director of the film AND the author of the book both here that evening!

    1 · September 28, 2012

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