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World Animal Protection US’ Statement on Bud the Sea Lion’s Death

Press release

For immediate release.

Contact: Jeanne Turkheimer

“Another animal has tragically died at Miami Seaquarium, likely due to lack of veterinary care. Bud, a sea lion, was one of the animals that the USDA stated it would confiscate back in January after finding four animals needed immediate veterinary care. Unfortunately, the USDA changed its mind, claiming the facility had come into compliance with the law. Now Bud is dead, and more animals will continue to die until this facility is shut down forever.  Time and time again, Miami Seaquarium has proven it has zero compassion for the animals languishing inside its dilapidated facility. The county and the USDA must do everything in their power to remove all the animals as quickly as possible.”

Liz Cabrera Holtz, World Animal Protection US Senior Campaigns Manager
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