Couple Sues Six Flags in Central California for Retaliation

November 2, 2015

Two former employees have sued Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Central California, saying they were fired as retaliation for raising animal welfare concerns.

KNTV-TV reported that Michael and Holley Muraco have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Vallejo park.

The lawsuit says Michael Muraco was the park’s director of animal care when he told the U.S. Department of Agriculture about poor water quality in the Six Flag dolphin pools.

LawsuitA USDA inspection report from 2014 supported Muraco’s concern that the poor water quality was related to the deaths of two infant dolphins and chronic health problems in adult dolphins.

Six Flags did not return calls seeking comment. The park has told a court publication conditions are safe for animals and that the lawsuit has no merit.

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