The Miami Seaquarium’s sole attending veterinarian has gone, and PETA’s aquatic animal allies are upping the pressure on Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. On Wednesday, they’ll be outside her office armed with signs reading, “Vet Gone, Why Is This Hellhole Still Open?” demanding to know why the wretched facility has not yet closed and when the surviving animals will be moved to reputable facilities where they could receive medical care and proper nutrition.

Where:    Outside the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. First St., Miami

 When:     Wednesday, March 6, 12 noon

A PETA protester dumps nails outside the Miami Seaquarium last month. Credit: PETA

“Officials are moving as slow as molasses while animals suffer every minute inside this disgusting animal prison,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “The conditions at the Miami Seaquarium are so abysmal that replacing the fleeing veterinarian would be like slapping a Band-Aid on a gushing wound, and PETA is calling on Mayor Levine Cava to give the park its walking papers.”

PETA notes that the Seaquarium’s recent federal inspection report describes a dolphin with a 2-inch nail embedded in his throat, a sea lion who was in so much pain from an untreated eye condition that she refused food, and a customer kicking a dolphin in the mouth, among numerous other violations.

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