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Danielle writes, "In February 2016 I will be leaving my family for the first time ever and travelling half way round the world to Miami to spend 30 days in a bath tub outside Miami Seaquarium in the hope it will bring worldwide attention to Lolita’s suffering. Upon my arrival I will be met by Animal Activists Network who will be hosting me and supporting me with everything I need for this event. During this challenge I will be simulating Lolita’s life as much as I can. I will experience the same feelings of captivity, separation from my family, boredom and stress that Lolita has had to endure every day for the last 45 years!
After doing all I could for Lolita from the comfort of my own home I still had this overwhelming need to do more for her. It’s a feeling I find hard to describe to other people but signing petitions and emailing letters to Palace Entertainment just weren’t cutting it! I had this lump in my throat when I would think of her and her awful capture, what she must be feeling and what her family went through! Some people would say that’s anthropomorphism (the attribution of human traits, emotions and intentions to non-human entities) but I call it empathy and compassion for another living being. To try and overcome this need I eventually came up with the idea to live in a bath tub for a month. I got the idea from some PETA activists who spent a day in a bath for a demonstration as well as from every captive cetacean demonstration I had seen online, as they all had the analogy of an orca or dolphin in a bath tub. I knew it would have to be longer than a day so as to gain as much attention for Lolita as possible. I came up with a month (30days) as it was an even number and sounded better than a few weeks.
The hardest part about doing this is that I will be leaving behind my husband and two year old son.
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