How to Help
The Orca Project is commited to providing a look behind the scenes of the marine mammal captivity/entertainment industry, explore the legal and ethical issues of keeping orcas in captivity and to keep the pressure on our government oversight agencies to enforce and improve animal welfare regulations. From time to time we will be publishing stories with Action Items where we will ask for your help contacting marine parks, government agencies, politicians and legislators in email, mail and telephone campaigns to help suppport our goals and have our voices heard.
What YOU can do:
- Tell your friends and families not to visit or support Marine Mammal Parks like Miami Seaquarium, SeaWorld and Six Flags. There is a better way to see orcas.
- Call your Congressman and elected officials and tell them not to support Marine Mammal captivity. To locate your government officials, click here.
- Take “The Pledge” not to buy a ticket to marine parks with captive dolphins and whales and to share this important message with family, friends and colleagues. Go to our “Take the Pledge” page HERE.
- Visit our wonderful friends and organizations that help support marine mammals around the globe by visiting our “Links” page.
- Visit and support the Orca Network and SaveLolita.com to learn more about Lolita and a comprehensive plan to retire her to a sea pen.
Help us help Marine Mammals:
Campaign: Lolita- 40 Years in Captivity in Miami
For more than 40 years Lolita has been “entertaining” guests at the Miami Seaquarium in a pool that is illegal by current standards of the Animal Welfare Act. Help us return her home to her family in the Pacific Northwest!
Campaign: Morgan- young Orca in the Netherlands
Morgan, a young female killer whale, captured in the Wadden Sea, off the north coast of the Netherlands in June, 2010 is being detained at Harderwijk Dolfinarium despite a comprehensive plan to return her to the wild. Help us make sure she does not live a life in captivity!
Campaign: Marine Mammal Inventory Report Deficiencies
The National Marine Fisheries Service continues to issue permits for the capture, import, export and transfers of marine mammals, including killer whales, despite failures in compliance with Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requirements. Help us change that!