Florida Seeks to Ban Orca Shows and Breeding

1/11/2018
The president of the Whale Sanctuary Project described the bill as a good step but expressed concern about the bill's distinction between entertainment and education. “It is a gray area,” she said. “One would have to define what entertainment is versus an educational display.” In September 2016 ...
A new bill introduced in Florida would ban the breeding of killer whales, and also prohibit shows featuring the whales. Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral ... Any orca whale already in captivity as of July, 2018, could be held and used for "entertainment purposes" until Dec. 31, 2019. After that, it could be ...
1/10/2018
Nearly two years ago, SeaWorld announced it would stop breeding killer whales in its facilities. Now a new bill introduced in the Florida House of Representatives plans on holding SeaWorld to its word, aiming to statutorily ban the breeding or shows of killer whales throughout the state, following in the ...

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