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.
The mother of an alleged sex abuse victim filed suit Wednesday against the Miami-Dade school system claiming administrators failed to protect her daughter from a sexual predator: The girl’s Physical Education teacher.
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.
South Florida marine super star Lolita the Killer Whale has recovered from a toothache and her popular show at the Miami Seaquarium re-opens Thursday.