May 12, 2018
Hosted by Orca Network
Concerned citizens across the globe will gather on Saturday, May 12, 2018 for the 6th Annual Empty The Tanks Worldwide event. Thousands will gather in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight of captive whales and dolphins during this annual event, which spans over 60 event locations across 20 countries. As part of this event Orca Network and the Langley Whale Center will host a small gathering at Coupeville, WA on Whidbey Island from 11:00 to 1:00 in honor of Tokitae/Lolita.
Please join us at the intersections of Highway 20 in Coupeville from 11:00 to 1:00, near where the Penn Cove Captures took place in 1970 and 1971. Lolita/Tokitae, was captured from Penn Cove in 1970, and is the ONLY surviving Southern Resident orca from the capture era and we continue to work toward returning her to her home waters. Bring your enthusiasm and signs – we will also have some signs available for use. It’s time to Retire Lolita! If you don’t live in the Whidbey Island/Seattle area, check out the EMPTY THE TANKS worldwide Facebook page to find an event near you: https://www.facebook.com/