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Leilani Munter Races for Captive Orcas with 'Blackfish' Race Car

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Even if you don’t follow NASCAR, the name Leilani Munter may ring a bell for you. In 2010, Munter competed in the Daytona’s ARCA race with a car wrapped in images from “The Cove,” a documentary about brutal dolphin hunts. Her car raised a lot of awareness to millions of race fans about the issue. Now, Munter is back to raise awareness about the plight of another sea friend: captive orcas.

Munter has an opportunity to race at Talladega Speedway on May 3rd of this year. For this race, she has partnered with the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) to bring more attention to a new audience about the suffering of orcas in captivity at marine parks. Together, Munter and OPS want to transform her car into a “200MPH ‘Blackfish’ poster.”

Naturally, OPS and Munter want to be in the top racing team for the highly televised Talladega race, and unfortunately, that comes at a cost. OPS are trying to raise $115,000 to get Munter into the top racing team to raise awareness about “Blackfish.” (Munter will also give away copies of the documentary to race fans.)

“We want to make sure Leilani has every opportunity to make history by becoming the first woman to win an ARCA race, and we want her to do it in a “Blackfish” race car,” writes OPS. “Imagine how much awareness that would bring to mainstream America about the fight to end cetacean captivity.”

If you want to help make this dream a reality, please consider making a tax-deductible donation HERE, with a note specifying it’s “For Talledega.”

Photo creditOceanic Preservation Society

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  • Tyler

    Lol she never raced in the Daytona 500. Obvious that a non-racing fan wrote this article.

  • Ryan Borges

    She races ARCA as well, not NASCAR… ah well, the thought is what counts.

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