Following SeaWorld’s announcement last year to end captive breeding, Seaworld San Diego announced they will end their orca shows altogether.
With the decision to make captive breeding illegal in the state, California are really leading in the anti-captivity campaign. There’s still a long way to go in other aqua-theme parks all over the world, but what a huge step forward.
SeaWorld San Diego’s Orca Show to End on Sunday | NBC 7 San Diego
My poster is ready for the Empty the Tanks demonstration next Saturday, 7th. I’ll be heading to Leicester Square to join many others in protest of cetacean captivity. We’ve come so far already, but this is far from over.
Whales and dolphins are imprisoned in aquariums all over the world. At least 163 orcas have died in captivity, not including 30 miscarried or still-born calves. My focus on orca captivity started nearly 20 years ago at SeaWorld, Orlando when I was 11. SeaWorld holds 23 orcas in its three parks in the United States and owns (at least) a further four at Loro Parque in Spain. At least forty-five orcas have died at SeaWorld.
I will be travelling to London from Chelmsford on Saturday morning and wholeheartedly welcome all support 💙
Enough is enough #emptythetanks