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New California Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform

By Tyler McCarthy

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.

Democratic State Assemblyman Richard Bloom planned to introduce the Orca Welfare and Safety Act at an event Friday in Santa Monica. Politico reports the gathering will be attended by the director of “Blackfish,” the controversial 2013 documentary that alleged mistreatment of orcas at SeaWorld and examined the death of a SeaWorld trainer who worked with killer whales.

“There is no justification for the continued captive display of …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green