Seaquarium Busted for Selling Alcohol to
April. 27, 2005
off by animal activists, an undercover investigation
discovered the Seaqaurium repeatedly selling
beer to a 19-year-old. Full
Seaquarium Threatens Filmmakers and Activists
with Civil Liberties Law Suit
March. 23, 2005
Rattle the Cage President, Timothy Gorski
and VP, Valerie Silidker have been SLAPPed
with a $300,000.00 lawsuit from the Miami
Seaquarium trying to squelch their first
amendment rights to free speech.
comes in the form of a countersuit to the
assault charges in 2002, when Seaquarium
employees acted in violence, throwing Gorski
down a flight of concrete stairs, simply
for speaking his mind. They argue that employees
thought Gorski had a bomb strapped to his
chest and was a danger to the audience and
Lolita and therefore needed to be removed
with excessive force.
Gorski refused to settle with them (which
would include forfeiting the film and the
website) the Seaqaurium motioned to file
a counter claim against him and Rattle the
Cage vice-president, Valerie Silidker demanding
over $300,000.00 in supposed damages, and
a complete cease and desist of the award
film along with THIS parody website.
They claim copyright infringement, trademark
infringement, false display of negative
material, false accusations of animal cruelty,
conspiracy, evil motives, seeking personal
gain, and unfair competition.
This is a parody website. The fair use section
of the Copyright Act specifically enumerates
criticism as one of the purposes for which
the fair use defense is used. [FAIR
have all seen the film and the website.
They are simply educational tools providing
valid contradictory information needed for
people to make educated decisions. We have
done the research. The facts are there.
And we know the law. This is a SLAPP suit
designed to frighten and silence the filmmakers
any attorneys out there interested, please
contact us immediately.
Suffers Head Injury from Swimming with Dolphins
Oct. 7, 2004
again the Miami Seaquarium has been charged
with major safety violatins and has been
cited for failure to provide proper safety
This wednesday night a man snuck into the
facility and attempted to swim with the
dolphins. Failing to realize that these
animals are very strong and under a lot
of stress he entered the water and was promptly
headbutted by an upset animal.
While dolphin attacks and incidents happen
regularly at facilities like the Seaquairum
the marine parks are not required to report
them. So swim at your own risk and remember,
dolphins are wild animals and can be very
agressive when under extreme stress of captivity.
More on swimming with dolphins.
Seaquarium releases 2 manatees
March 3rd, 2004.
again, under pressure the Seaquarium released
2 manatees to generate positive press. It
seems the park has a stockpile of captive
manatees to release whenever they attract
bad publicity, a common occurrence lately.
But why only manatees with such an overcrowding
of dolphins in the park?
1. Manatees cannot perform tricks for food
so they are a liability to the park unlike
2. The Seaqaurium actually gets paid to
release manatees. The government issues
grants to the facility for each manatee
Park is a Mess
Show cancelled. The "Top Deck Tank"
remains closed. We are patiently waiting
for the structural report from the Dade
County building inspector.
top of the round tank is unsafe and closed
first floor of the manatee is closed and
appears to be crumbling.
are still quite a few electrical hazards
and around the park.
Top Deck Dolphin Show Closed Sunday,
Feb. 1, 2004
The 50-year-old dilapidated
round tank has been drained and closed for
repair. Whether the repairs meet 2004 building
code remains to be seen. The crumbling salt-infected
structure is not being addressed, only the
corroded leaking window frames. Five dolphins
were relocated while the repairs are being
made. The state of the dolphins is unknown
at this time. We do know the pools in the
back are getting very crowded.
Monday, Dec. 21, 2003
The Lolita stadium re-opened
one month after being closed for life safety
hazards. Unfortunately the stadium still
does not meet minimum safety requirements.
The emergency exits will not be sufficient
at full capacity. And one exit is still
blocked off with a chain and not wheelchair
accessible. Apparently Miami Seaquarium
cares as much for their patrons as they
do for their animals.
Write to the Miami Dade Fire
Marshal and ask why the Seaquarium
does not need to comply to minimum standards.
Life Safety Inspection Report.
Monday, October 20, 2003
Dolphin Freedom Foundation hired an outside
Safety Inspector to investigate the Seaquarium
for potential hazards. Although
the Seaquarium claims to have made 90% of
the repairs, certified Safety Inspector
John Wallace, CSP MBA believes the facility
is in dangerous shape.
[SAFETY REPORT] (you
need Adobe Acrobat to view this document)
in hot water with
Source - Miami Herald, Sat, Oct. 11, 2003
Seaquarium's operators, cited for 36 safety
violations by Miami-Dade County fire inspectors,
said Friday that they would add an emergency
exit at the stadium housing Lolita the Killer
Whale to avoid having to reduce seating
SAFETY VIOLATIONS Sept.
building inspectors descend upon the Seaquarium
after receiving undercover video from the
Dolphin Freedom Foundation. County officials
closed sections of the dilapidating park
on Friday and threatened to shut down the
entire attraction if correction aren't made.
Miami Seaquarium cited for code violations
off by an animal rights activist, Miami-Dade
County building inspectors cited the Miami
Seaquarium for a number of code violations
that the attraction must fix during the
weekend or face being shut down.
Posted September 13 2003
Seaquarium completes most-urgent repairs
The aging park now must submit a plan to
Miami-Dade County building officials to
take care of other problems within 30 days.
Posted on September 16, 2003
PLANS TO PAVE PUBLIC GREEN SPACE
Miami-Dade County has leased more than six
acres of lushly landscaped, publicly owned
green space on environmentally sensitive
Virginia Key to the Miami Seaquarium, which
plans to pave it over for a 500-car parking
Seaquarium Workers Ate Protected Sea Turtle
A protected leatherback sea turtle that
died at the Miami Seaquarium was made into
soup by Seaquarium employees.
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Seaquarium Attempts to
to put him on display with Lolita.