#LivingLikeLolita Bathtub Challenge

Thank you!

To our ORCAsome sponsors:

Patricia de la Vega
New Hampshire Animal Rights League

Josephine Harris

Jan Pettifor

to our extraORCAnary sponsor:

Gemma Bond

to our overWHALEming sponsor:

The Vegan Pod

and to all of our PODigious sponsors who have helped to make this event possible! 


I'm Danielle, a 29-year old mom from New Zealand who is on a mission to bring worldwide attention to the suffering of Lolita. Lolita is a beautiful, intelligent, endangerd orca who was captured in 1970 and is still held in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium in terrible circumstances.

I would often see images of protesters carrying signs asking, "Could YOU live in a bathtub?" I was inspired by this message to do just that. On February 11th, I will be leaving my family to cross the ocean and spend 30 days in a bathtub outside the Seaquarium in Miami, Florida. When I arrive, I will be met by activists from Animal Activists Network, an animal rights organization based in Miami who regularly advocate for Lolita. They will be hosting me and supporting me every step of the way throughout my journey.

By embarking on this challenge, I will experience the same feelings of captivity, separation from my family, boredom and stress that Lolita endures every day. I don't believe anything like this has ever been done before and I'm hoping it will bring worldwide attention to Lolita's suffering. We are calling this event the #LivingLikeLolita bathtub challenge.

It will be incredibly difficult for me to be away from my family for such a long time, but I know that my son will someday understand and admire me for fighting for what I believe in in this very brave way!

We are hoping to raise sufficient funds to cover the cost of my flight to Miami and back, and other necessary expenses. If we come in under budget, any leftover funds will go directly into an account for Lolita's retirement.

Airfare: $1,500
Other: $2,000-$2,500 (Traveller's insurance, local transportation, bathtub/base, cell phone, misc.)

This event has already made the news in Miami and New Zealand. So many people have been encouraging and pledged their support! Please donate whatever you can---no amount is too small or too great---to help us make this historic event a reality for Lolita!


Danielle Daals

For more information visit the Facebook event page: 


Or our website: www.LivingLikeLolita.com

#LivingLikeLolita News Coverage:

Steve-O stunt hardens woman's nerves ahead of bath tub orca captivity protest

Woman Plans to Live in Bathtub for One Month to Raise Awareness for Lolita the Captive Orca

Hutt Woman to Spend Month in Miami Bathtub to Protest Whale in Captivity

Free-Lolita Activist Plans to Live in Bathtub Outside Seaquarium
for a Month

Kiwi mum to live in bathtub for a month to protest an orca's captivity



Airfare: $1,491.10

Donations (102)

  • Josephine Harris
    • $100 
    • 8 yrs


Animal Activists Network
Pompano Beach, FL

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