Dear Miami Seaquarium staff, executives, owners, and whoever it may concern, I am writing to regarding Lolita, the captive Orca who is currently under your care. I understand that you have received many letters demanding that you release her, but I don't believe in sending empty and angry rants. We are all human and need to respect each other. If nothing else, I hope that this letter gives you an idea of how much Lolita has inspired people and what she is trying to teach us. It is on the lengthy side, but it delivers an important message I think we all need to be reminded of. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read what I have to say.
Since I first became passionate for cetaceans and the oceans in general, Lolita has been a huge part of my life – in fact her story ended up lifting me from a depression in the ninth grade. I've found a lot of meaning and power in her story, not specific to this whole captivity issue, but how we all live our lives and treat each other in general.