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California bill would ban orca shows at SeaWorld

A California state legislator is proposing to ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment at SeaWorld in the wake of CNN's controversial documentary "Blackfish."<p>"It is time that we embrace that the long-accepted practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement must end," state …

Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at<p>SeaWorldin San Diego.<p>The bill by Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom, a Democrat, would make it illegal to use orcas "for performance or entertainment purposes." It would also ban captive breeding …

Lonely Orca Lolita May Finally Be Going Home

Lolita's life changed in an instant. One moment, she was swimming alongside her mother and extended orca family, learning how to catch her dinner and playing with her cousins. The next, she was being scooped up in a net, surrounded by men and the screams of her loved ones, not knowing that those …

New California Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform

A lawmaker in California has proposed a bill that would outlaw San Diego’s SeaWorld park from breeding orcas in captivity and would ban the import and export of the animals for performance purposes.<p>Democratic State Assemblyman Richard Bloom planned to introduce the Orca Welfare and Safety Act at an …

Why kill PETA's killer whale ad?

San Diego International Airport sells space on its walls for advertisements of all sorts. But in a misguided decision based on a vague policy, it has rejected an ad from<p>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animalswarning visitors to stay away from Sea World.<p>The PETA ad was relatively low key; it …

SeaWorld Says One Of Its Killer Whales Is Pregnant

The news of the pregnancy comes weeks after California lawmakers effectively killed a closely watched bill that would have banned SeaWorld from continuing its breeding program and from using killer whales to perform tricks at its California park.<p>"The calf's birth is expected in December," said …

Former Dolphin Trainer Speaks Out on the Horrors of Captivity

<i>Former dolphin trainer Gail Woon is now an anti-captivity activist who is speaking out about her previous work at the Dolphin Experience (UNEXSO) in the Bahamas, on Grand Bahama Island. (Photo provided by Gail Woon)</i><p>As shown in the film <i>Blackfish</i>, training dolphins can leave you with a broken heart; …

SeaWorld says San Diego killer whale is pregnant | Reuters

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A killer whale at SeaWorld is pregnant, the San Diego theme park said Tuesday, a development welcomed by the company but decried by animal rights activists trying to outlaw the breeding of captive orcas and “Shamu” shows that feature them doing tricks.<p>An Orca killer …

Freedom for Whales

Ever think about how small these tanks really are? Of course not. SeaWorld is making you believe that these tanks beat the ocean. They are much …

This is how Tilikum lives. How can people not see how inhumane these conditions are, he does NOT deserve this! http://t.co/E4FN8aaVez

New Campaign Fires Up to Free SeaWorld’s Tilikum - One Green Planet

Tilikum is arguably one of the most famous captive orca whales in the world. He’s unforgettable for his size – at 22.5 feet long and 12,000 pounds, …