Group gathers outside Water Country to protest orca captivity
PORTSMOUTH — A group reportedly gathered outside of Water Country in Portsmouth on Saturday to protest orca captivity.
Though Water Country doesn't have orcas of their own in captivity, the park is owned by Palace Entertainment. The company being protested also owns Miami Seaquarium where Lolita the orca has been kept in captivity since the 1970's.
Palace Entertainment is now getting flax from the public for the conditions in which they are housing the orcas. Lolita reportedly does not have shade from the intense Florida sun, living in a tank that is only 20 feet deep and being 20 feet long she can’t even dive.
The purpose of this rally is to inform the general public that Palace Entertainment is responsible for the continued suffering of Lolita at the Miami Seaquarium.