Lolita, the sole killer whale at a Floridian marine park, received another boost last week as advocates held a last-minute rally to plead her case to Dateline, one of Australia’s longest-running international current affairs programs.
The protest, which took place Oct. 10, resulted after researchers with SBS Dateline Australia, reached out to Barbara Napoles, an animal rights activist and administrator with Save the Blood Dolphins.
The current affairs program, which was focusing on orca conservation, particularly captivity issues across the US and Canada, wished to feature current and ongoing protests. Researchers with the show specifically wanted to focus on Lolita, one of the longest-held orcas in the world.
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