Seeing orcas, pilot whales, dolphins and sea lions being exploited by places like the Miami SeaQuarium, SeaWorld, and countless others, it unacceptable to me. When your freedom is stripped from you, and your new home becomes a tiny concrete box they call a pool, it's time to do something about it. Not only was Lolita stripped of her family, some of whom are still alive and free, she was deprived of having any companionship with another orca. There was roughly a 10-year period where she had a tank mate called Hugo, he died on March 4, 1980 after repeatedly banging his head into the side of the tank. She now has only a handful of commerce dolphins to keep her company.
Lolita is highly intelligent and I believe she knows there are thousands of people working on her behalf to return her home to where she was taken. People on all levels and from all walks of life. Now that Lolita is protected under the Endangered Species Act there will be new legal battles fought to get her home. If you ever get a chance to speak to Lolita you will hear she comprehends what you're saying and speaks back to you in her voice as shown in this video.