Protesters besiege Seaquarium despite eviction order (includes video story)

Protesters yesterday stood both in and outside of Miami Seaquarium, advocating for the animals and begged visitors not to enter. Some drivers honked their horns in support of those challenging the theme park, while others shouted insults. Things got so heated that Miami police were called. 

Among the protesters was Jazmin Rey who says she finds it “incredible that an Orca whale is in Miami weather.”

The Miami Seaquarium is no stranger to criticism, but lately these protests have been getting more attention due to the fact that the aquatic theme park was recently served with a notice of eviction, which was supported by Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. 

Critics say veterinary care does not meet USDA standards and that the aquarium did not properly care for famed Orca whale Lolita when she was suffering from kidney dysfunction (Lolita passed away last year). 

Representatives of the Seaquarium say there is no evidence of wrongdoing at the park and that they are willing to take this matter to court. 

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