Animal rights groups have lost another round in court in their efforts to free Lolita the killer whale from the Miami Seaquarium.
The Miami Seaquarium announced Monday that trainers will no longer be in the water during show performances with the killer whale.
Dozens of protesters marched outside Miami Seaquarium on Saturday, urging the company to free Lolita the Orca.
Supporters of Lolita, the Killer Whale held a protest on Saturday at 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.
Groups who want to free Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium’s lone killer whale, are claiming a victory after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Fisheries Services decided to include her under the Endangered Species Act.
The fate of the killer whale known as Lolita looms as a decision from the federal government is expected soon.
More than a thousand animal advocates and locals marched Saturday for the release of Miami Seaquarium’s Orca named Lolita.
Claiming that the Miami Seaquarium has not met federal regulations, animal rights activists have appealed the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at releasing the attraction’s Lolita the killer whale.
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.