PETA’s Lawsuit to Save Lolita From the Miami Seaquarium Upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of PETA’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) challenging the agency’s decision to license the Miami Seaquarium after it was sold in 2014. PETA will return to court to argue that the USDA unlawfully licensed Palace Entertainment when it purchased the park and that Lolita the orca cannot remain in current conditions if it wishes to continue exhibiting any animals to the public.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind