PETA and Friends Save Six Alaskan Sea Otters From Aquarium

July 2002

PETA, Earth Island Institute, and several other organizations asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny requests from two Japanese aquariums to capture wild Alaskan sea otters for the purpose of public display. As a result, USFWS denied both of the permit applications.

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