SeaWorld was hit with another lawsuit Thursday that claims the park misled the public about its treatment of orcas, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The suit, which seeks class-action status, alleges that the park was deceptive about practices such as separating mother orcas and their calves and keeping animals in tiny tanks, and that it lied about the life spans of orcas in captivity.
"The guts of our claim is that there have been material omissions by SeaWorld in the presentations of what they're providing for the purchase price of the ticket," lawyer Paul Rothstein, who filed the suit on behalf of a South Carolina resident, told The Dodo. "It's our objective to make sure those omissions don't continue."
The lawsuit demands that the plaintiff, Joyce Kuhl, and others who visited the park in the past four years, receive a refund for the cost of admission. Visitors to SeaWorld Orlando would not have paid for a ticket had they known what was really was going on, Rothstein said.
An excerpt from the complaint reads: