These little cute orca earrings are dedicated to the orca Tokitae, also known by her stage name Lolita. Toki’s story is as heartbreaking as it gets. She took her last breath on August 18, 2023. After 53 long years of sentence for a crime she never committed her suffering ended.
Tokitae was one of the most famous orcas in the world but for all the wrong reasons. She was abducted from her family when she was only a small calf, she spent over half a century in a tank that violates the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and the last time she saw another one of her own species was in 1970 when Hugo her tankmate committed suicide by ramming his head into the tank walls.
This wooden collection is dedicated to this brave girl who taught so many of us about the dark corners of captivity, human greed, and ignorance. She will never be forgotten. We keep fighting in her memory.
These earrings are a representation of Tokitae as a young calf before her life of freedom was taken away from her.
Learn more about Toki in our recent blog post here.
About the earrings
These orca earrings are completely made of wood as a representation of the orca’s bond with nature.
It was carefully hand-assembled from different kinds of wood which creates a 3D effect.
We’ve chosen maple, beech, and nut wood.
These pieces are very eco-friendly. Even though real wood is used, no trees were harmed in the making process.
The wood is scrap wood obtained from different workshops in the area. These keyrings breathed new life into parts that would most likely end up in chipboard.
You can combine them with other wooden pieces from the same collection, such as the Tokitae orca pin, keychain, or necklace. You can also save money by choosing it in a set with a necklace or a whole set with a pin as well.
TO SUM IT UP:
- Every piece is hand-made and unique
- 3 kinds of genuine wood were used (Maple, beech & Nut)
- No trees were harmed. (We collect unused & unwanted pieces from workshops)
- Hypoallergenic titanium
- Every purchase helps to protect whales. 25% of profits are donated to Urgent Seas
- Custom gift packaging and a sticker are included with every order
- Kind to the planet – shipping includes no plastic
The orca earrings come in custom Orca Legacy packaging, with a leaflet telling our story and informing you about your donation toward the sanctuary. There’s also an Orca Legacy sticker as a gift for you!
Size: approx. 2cm/0.8inch
Making a difference
We’ve partnered with Urgent Seas, a new organization full of passionate activists with their hearts in the right place, working towards ending cetacean captivity once and for all. A part of the profits from every sale is donated to Urgent Seas.
Help us bring captivity to an end through direct action, education & advocacy!
WEAR ORCA – HELP ORCA
*Note that the color might slightly vary due to the light of your screen as well as the nature of the wood.