|Above, the orca show at Shamu Stadium in San Diego. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
The do-gooders in California have won a battle against SeaWorld.
Governor Jerry Brown signed into law that bans the breeding and captivity of orcas (killer whales) in the state.
According to KTLA-Channel 5:
California became the first state to ban the breeding of killer whales and using the animals in theatrical shows.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law Tuesday. The law, which goes into effect in 2017, passed after years of controversy over keeping killer whales to entertain humans.
Under the new law, the killer whales, or orcas, already in captivity may remain in the state, but they can only be used for “educational presentations” starting in June.
SeaWorld, which has orcas at its park in San Diego, said it doesn’t have a position on the bill, but it ended its breeding program in March.
Yeah, right. I am sure SeaWorld has a position on the law since it directly affects their business. They're most likely just keeping mum on it.
I am not convinced that this law was even necessary. It was born out of a liberal propaganda documentary, Blackfish, from CNN (known as the Clinton News Network). I visited SeaWorld last February.
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