Santa Monica congresscritter introduces bill to ban captive orcas

Posted Monday, November 9, 2015 7:41 AM | Contributed by Dutchman

A Santa Monica congressman is taking on SeaWorld, introducing a federal bill that would ban the captivity of killer whales and end the park's famed Shamu show nationwide. Congressman Adam Schiff proposed the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act

Read more from KABC/Los Angeles.

Monday, November 9, 2015 7:42 AM

What an asshat. People watch a one-sided movie full of hacks that had an ax to grind with SeaWorld, and now everyone is a marine biologist. Because nothing is more humane than preventing animals from getting busy.

Monday, November 9, 2015 1:43 PM

Because this is something the federal government should be concerning themselves with... >:|

Monday, November 9, 2015 2:03 PM

if the legislation is successful, experts say most of the killer whales cannot be released into the wild and instead suggest the orcas live out their lives in sprawling sea pens.

So... the whales that should not be doomed to live their lives in captivity will have to live their lives in captivity? This makes sense how?

Last edited by slithernoggin, Monday, November 9, 2015 2:04 PM
Monday, November 9, 2015 3:37 PM

According to this article, SeaWorld intends to phase out the killer whale shows at its San Diego park next year. Will have a new orca experience in 2017.

Monday, November 9, 2015 8:08 PM

I expect the Enterprise to return to Earth any day now so Spock can explain the situation to everyone.

Any day now.

Any day.

Monday, November 9, 2015 8:58 PM

Over-fishing, petroleum spills, warming seas, pollution.....we're not doing too good of a job with their "natural" home either.

On another note, surprising the Congressman (seemingly?) knew nothing of what was going down at the Sea World investors meeting...weird.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:07 PM

Given this news I think this bill is to be expected myself.



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