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