Animals

Court to Review Lolita Case on March 24

UPDATE: Though the 11th Circuit Court is based in Atlanta, Lolita's court case will be reviewed at 9 a.m. at the court's satellite location in Miami at the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building in downtown.

On March 24, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal will consider the Animal Legal Defense Fund's (ALDF) lawsuit regarding the captivity of Lolita, the orca exhibited at Miami Seaquarium.

In the years leading up to the suit, numerous animal-rights activists contacted the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to express their concern that Lolita the killer whale was kept in inhumane conditions at Seaquarium.

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