California Governor, Jerry Brown, is accepting the bill requiring SeaWorld to end killer whale breeding and entertainment shows.
Under the new act, legislation SB839, corporation and individuals are prohibited from breeding killer whales in captivity. Those who contradict will fined up to $100,000, though there are exceptions for educational establishments that research and rehabilitate marine mammals.
Appallingly, as of right now, SeaWorld continues to holds 24 orcas in captivity at parks in California, Texas, and Florida. In March, the company announced it would soon end their infamous Shamu shows, and the breeding of killer whales altogether.
Have you seen the big news? SeaWorld has helped make orcas among the world’s most beloved animals. By making this the last generation of orcas in our care and reimagining how guests will experience these beautiful animals, we are fulfilling our ongoing mission of providing visitors with experiences that matter. Learn more about this announcement and how we’re changing here: SeaWorldCares.com/Future Link in bio.