SeaQuest’s Proposed Fort Lauderdale Expansion

In a major victory for animals, SeaQuest agreed to end its bid to open up shop at a mall in Fort Lauderdale! This decision was made as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed in 2019 by PETA, the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida, and local resident Ana Campos. The suit alleged that the city of Fort Lauderdale unlawfully issued SeaQuest a development permit to open in the mall under the false pretense of being a “museum” rather than an aquarium (which is not allowed under city zoning laws). SeaQuest is also facing eviction for failing to pay contractors almost $240,000 for work on the proposed site.

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