A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego.
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 done at SeaWorld of orcas, also known as killer whales.
The bill is supported by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and is prompted by the documentary “Blackfish,” which was highly critical of the use of orcas at SeaWorld parks and centered on the death of a trainer at the park in Orlando, Fla.
As state legislation, the bill would only apply to the San Diego park, the only park in the state with orca shows.
"These beautiful creatures are much too large and intelligent to be confined in small, concrete pens for their entire lives," Bloom said in a statement.Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego - latimes.com (via oswaldofguadalupe)
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