21 June 2012
ALDF, PETA Continue Legal Fight for Lolita
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Courtesy of Alycia Head, Animal Law Section of the Washington State Bar
The Animal Legal Defense Fund and PETA have appealed the recent dismissal of the groups’ lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service for wrongly excluding orca Lolita from the endangered species protections given to wild members of her pod in the Pacific Northwest. The exclusion has allowed the Miami Seaquarium to hold Lolita alone in captivity in a tiny concrete tank for more than 40 years, despite Endangered Species Act prohibitions against harming and harassing southern resident orcas.
To read more and sign the petition: http://aldf.org/article.php?id=2064
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