Monday, February 17, 2014

Chance for captured orca featured in ‘Blackfish’ to go free

The National Marine Fisheries Service recently proposed a rule to grant Lolita, an orca living alone in a small pen, the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas—the pod that she was captured 1970 (see video). This action follows a campaign that included a petition by PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), Orca Network, and others. Lolita may escape her servitude in the smallest orca pen in North America--an enclosure so small it has been called a Miami whale puddle. Mate may have committed suicide in response to captivity Continue reading at

Love, Love 'Lab Girl' by Hope Jahren

Buy 'Lab Girl' ‘Lab Girl,’ by Hope Jahren, Vintage, paperback-2017, 282 pages.      One might imagine that no one really needs a...