The government can’t dodge SeaWorld Orca Data Suit, DC Circ. Said

By Clark Mindock (May 17, 2022, 6:30 p.m. EDT) — The DC Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a complaint about access to the medical data of three killer whales who died in captivity at SeaWorld, after finding that environmental groups had failed to show that a successful outcome would lead to the desired results.

A three-judge panel upheld a lower court’s ruling, which said animal welfare advocates failed to establish standing to sue because they failed to show how a way out favorable in their action against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would lead to the National Navy’s agency. The Fisheries Department does publish the medical data.

While the original captivity allows it for the charged orcas of the NMFS…

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