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.