I felt compelled to write this after two articles (here and here) were published on this situation without mentioning the social media campaign #whereislolita. Let's face it, it was a group of concerned people from around the world (including the US, UK, EU, New Zealand, and South Africa) that brought attention to this on Twitter that prompted CBS4 in Miami to send a helicopter over to investigate.
The days of secrecy for companies like the Miami Seaquarium and SeaWorld are coming to an end thanks to social media. For journalists to write about the situation without giving credit to the people that made it happen is just beyond my comprehension. They are really missing the point: The people have a voice, and we will be heard. We will not be ignored. Let me tell you, Twitter is the place for animal activism right now, and that's not going away. We are not going away.
The anti-captivity revolution is here, and it's on Twitter. Come join us!