Proposed protections for Orcas in captivity

There’s a proposed new bill in California from Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) that would “eliminate performance-based entertainment and captive breeding of the whales with an ultimate goal of phasing out killer whale captivity in California.” It’s called the Orca Welfare and Safety Act. The Act was inspired by details revealed in the move Blackfish, which documents the cruel treatment of Orcas in captivity and gave SeaWorld a lot of bad pressSeaWorld is obviously not happy about the new proposal.

See my past blog post for more information and more links on Orcas in captivity.

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