‘Shut the Seaquarium’: Dolphin Defenders to Descend on Miami Mayor’s Workplace

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January 10, 2024

David Perle 202-483-7382

Miami – Indignant about continued inaction and armed with indicators studying, “R.I.P., Sundance, Miami Seaquarium’s Newest Dolphin Loss of life,” PETA supporters will converge exterior the workplace of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Friday, urging her to close down the doomed Miami Seaquarium, which continues to rack up citations for violating federal animal welfare legal guidelines at an alarming fee. PETA factors out that no less than 100 dolphins have died on the Seaquarium—together with Sundance, who died simply two weeks in the past.

When:    Friday, January 12, 12 midday

The place:    Exterior the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Workplace, Stephen P. Clark Authorities Heart, 111 N.W. First St., Miami

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Credit score: PETA

“What number of animals should proceed to endure and die on the Miami Seaquarium earlier than you are taking motion to shut this seedy and incompetent abusement park?” asks PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “Mayor Levine Cava and the county have blood on their arms by failing to make use of their authority to assist these determined animals, who have to be moved to sanctuaries the place they’ll get the care they urgently want.”

A just-published U.S. Division of Agriculture inspection report reveals animals languishing with out applicable veterinary care in crumbling enclosures. The citations resulted from violations together with failing to offer ample take care of a number of dolphins who confirmed indicators of gastric misery and a manatee who was lined in a “thick layer” of algae, massive lesions, and patchy white discolorations; the dearth of an ample enrichment plan for macaws and a parrot, all of whom had plucked out their feathers attributable to obvious psychological misery; and quite a few amenities in disrepair.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals should not ours to make use of for leisure or abuse in some other approach”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

For extra info, please go to PETA.org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.

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