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Legal Battle For Orca ?

Sea World Orlando: Will the destiny of an Orca be decided by the courts ?

From Rob P
Posted July 12, 2011 at 2:36 AM
I read with interest, in the Orlando Sentinel, that Seaworld could be considering taking legal action to secure the return of Ikaika , the 10 year-old killer whale loaned to Marineland in Canada.

It would seem that there was an agreement between the two regarding a breeding programme. Seaworld now wants the Orca back and Marineland aren't playing ball.
Any news on this ? And what effect , if any, will the multiple transportations across the border have on the Orca ?


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From David L.
Posted July 11, 2011 at 5:35 PM
Seaworld has already taken this to a Canadian court and the judge favored Seaworld from one article i read. If Marineland is really not taking care of it like Seaworld claims they need to get it back immediately. Marineland is NOT accredited by the AZA according to AZA's website.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted July 11, 2011 at 8:29 PM
Well, do they have a contract?

I would think so....case closed!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted July 12, 2011 at 8:04 AM
If there is a contract, how did Ikaika sign it?

Now THAT'S a show I'd go to Sea World to see!

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