• Captive orca Lolita can stay at Miami aquarium - US appeals court

    One year ago - By Topix

    REUTERS: A federal appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by animal rights advocates to force the Miami Seaquarium in Florida to release Lolita, a killer whale it has held in captivity for nearly half a century. By a 3-0 vote, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami rejected claims by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and others that keeping Lolita in captivity violated the federal Endangered Species Act.
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