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Miracle March for Lolita at Miami Seaquarium

Jan 02, 2015 03:28AM

Residents can support the quality of life and freedom of local whales and dolphins by joining the Miracle March for Lolita, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., January 17, at Virginia Key Park, across from the Miami Seaquarium. Organizers say it will be the largest march in U.S. history for a captive cetacean. The orca whale Lolita has been in the facility for 44 years.

Guest speakers will include Howard Garrett, of Orca Network; Dr. Naomi Rose, of the Animal Welfare Institute; entertainer Robbyne Kaamil; teen activist Zach Affolter; Peggy Oki, of the Origami Whales Project; Jane Velez Mitchell, director of JaneUnchained.com; and activist Ric O’Barry.

Cost: $6 parking fee. For more information, including reduced rates at local hotel, call 269-506-8422 or visit MiracleMarchForLolita.com.

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