PETA’s legal track record is not very good. They seem to be very successful at filing lawsuits but not very successful at actually winning them.
This past week PETA, along with the Orca Network, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and others were dealt a huge setback in their radical plan.
The Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard an appeal from these radical activists groups who were trying to overturn a ruling about Lolita, a killer whale that has been living at the Miami Seaquarium for the past 45 years. The judge sided with a lower court ruling in the case and rejected their appeal.
Lolita has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, protest and activists’ fundraising campaigns for years to gain custody of Lolita.
If you have donated to PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund or the Orca Network you might be wondering what those organizations have to say about it.
Nothing. Not a word.
Not one of them have published a statement about this loss on their websites or social media channels.
The Broward Palm Beach New Times did manage to get a brief comment from PETA stating that they do not intend to appeal this ruling.
This loss can be added to the pile of other losses by PETA and other animal activist groups.
- In 2012 PETA’s lawsuit against SeaWorld was dismissed.
- In 2012 PETA lost its lawsuit against the Happy Cow ad campaign
- In 2009 PETA lost its elephant abuse lawsuit against Ringing Bros
While PETA and company have been busy filing lawsuits and fundraising from unsuspecting people on the backs of these lawsuits, The Miami Seaquarium has been operating a marine animal rescue center that has been rescuing and returning to the wild endangered manatees, sea turtles and other marine life.
We suggest that instead of continuing to file frivolous lawsuits, PETA and the other band of activists groups help save the over 300,000 whales and dolphins a year that die in the wild from human involvement.