In December 2013, Seattle rockers Nancy and Ann Wilson of the band Heart, cancelled their concert at Sea World as a result of watching "Blackfish." After hearing from fans and considering the implications of a decision to cancel, Heart tweeted: "Heart has chosen to decline their forthcoming performance at SeaWorld on 2/9/14 due to the controversial documentary film 'Black Fish'."
A year later, and true to form, Heart continues to be a supporter of Orca welfare. This past November, Nancy and Ann donated an autographed guitar that was raffled as part of the "Lolita's Gift Holiday Auction," a fundraising effort to support the Orca Network and a newly released documentary, "Fragile Waters" from filmmakers Rick Wood and Shari Macy. The film highlights the plight of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales and their home waters, the Salish Sea.
The winner of the autographed guitar generously donated it back to the auction organizer so it could be included as part of the "Orca Network Reunion Raffle" which seeks to help fund the Orca Network and traveling expenses for Orca Network founder, Howard Garrett, when he joins the "Miracle March for Lolita" in Miami, Fl. on January 17, 2015. Lolita, who was captured from the Southern Resident Orca population in 1970, has been held captive at the Miami Seaquarium for over forty years.