Animal Legal Defense Fund

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

Lawsuit: Captive Miami Orca Violates Endangered Species Act

Animal rights activists have filed a lawsuit against the Miami Seaquarium stating the park is violating the Endangered Species Act by holding an orca in captivity for decades.

07/20/2015

Lolita the Killer Whale in her tank at the Miami Seaquarium on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. The stadium is undergoing a renovation. (Source: CBS4)

Appeals Court Sides With Seaquarium In Lolita Fight

Animal rights groups have lost another round in court in their efforts to free Lolita the killer whale from the Miami Seaquarium.

06/22/2015

Lolita performs at the Miami Seaquarium.  (Source: miamiseaquarium.com

Fight Over Lolita’s Freedom Now Center On Federal Appeals Court

Not giving up without a fight, animal rights groups plan to challenge the dismissal of their lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Miami Seaquarium over the park’s treatment of its killer whale Lolita.

03/24/2015

Source: Miami Seaquarium

Feds Get Involved In The Fight To Free Lolita

A petition proposed Friday is trying to get Lolita the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas, meaning she could be retired from performing.

01/24/2014

Lolita The Killer Whale performs at The Miami Seaquarium (Lisa Cilli/CBS4)

Lawsuit To Free Lolita The Killer Whale Dismissed

South Florida marine super star Lolita the killer whale will remain in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium after a federal judge in Tacoma, Wash., dismissed a lawsuit aimed at freeing the marine park’s star attraction.

CBS4–05/07/2012