Feds Slammed With Lawsuit For Issuing License to Miami Seaquarium’s New OwnerMay 18, 2016
Exhibitor's license cannot be issued for facility violating animal welfare regulations, plaintiffs contend.
SeaWorld Announces Captive Orca Program to be Phased OutMarch 17, 2016
Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells' Statement
Don’t Fall into the SeaWorld Spin ZoneNovember 10, 2015
Contrary to some of the misleading news reports yesterday, SeaWorld is not ending its orca show at the San Diego amusement park.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Responds to SeaWorldOctober 15, 2015
While SeaWorld doubles down on yet another bad decision for its public image and for the animals in its care, the Animal Legal Defense Fund will consider all of its available legal options to ensure that the breeding ban condition remains in effect.
Calif. Coastal Commission Protects Orcas by Imposing ALDF’s Suggested Conditions on SeaWorld’s Expansion PlansOctober 8, 2015
Commission conditions permit approval on end of SeaWorld San Diego’s breeding program.
Cruelty to Endangered Orca Nets Lawsuit Against Miami SeaquariumJuly 20, 2015
ALDF, PETA, and others allege park violates the Endangered Species Act.
Seaquarium Slapped with Notice of Lawsuit over Cruelty to Endangered OrcaMay 11, 2015
PETA, ALDF and others allege that lone orca Lolita's barren prison violates the endangered species act.
Lolita’s Safety and Well-Being Leads Advocates to Appeal to Court for Her ProtectionMarch 24, 2015
On behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, PETA, and Orca Network, animal law attorneys will be in court today to advocate for Lolita, a lonely orca trapped in the smallest orca tank in North America, at the infamous Miami Seaquarium.
Endangered Listing Could Lead to Retirement for Lone Orca at SeaquariumFebruary 4, 2015
ALDF, PETA petition pays off: Lolita to gain protected status under endangered species act.
FLOAT for LolitaSeptember 15, 2014
Purchase a specially designed t-shirt in honor of Lolita.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Complaint Results in OSHA Fine for Miami SeaquariumJuly 23, 2014
Seaquarium will pay $7000 for endangering trainers in the water with captive orca Lolita.
Judge’s Refusal to Review Seaquarium’s Violations of Law Prompts Court AppealJuly 1, 2014
PETA, ALDF determined to seek justice for suffering orca Lolita.
Joshua Horwitz – War of the WhalesJuly 1, 2014
When science author Joshua Horwitz first came across a lawsuit filed by an environmental lawyer against the U.S. Navy, he knew he had a found an untold story.
Captive Orcas Finally Have the Attention of Congress—but is the USDA Listening?June 19, 2014
On June 11, 38 members of Congress penned a letter to Tom Vilsack demanding updated regulations for captive marine mammals.
Ending Orca Captivity One Law at a TimeApril 3, 2014
There is much great work to be done litigating on behalf of animals. Unfortunately, animals have far fewer protections than they need within our current legal framework.