SeaWorld San Diego to end orca shows this Sunday!

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

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SeaWorld-San-Diegos-Final-Shamu-Show-to-Run-This-Weekend-409359405.html

California bans orca captivity and breeding following SeaWorld’s decision to end its program – LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-california-bans-orca-captivity-and-1473800196-htmlstory.htm

Yes! Let’s hope the rest of the world soon follow California’s example ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

SeaWorld challenged the legality of the stipulations that the California Coastal Commission placed on building their ‘Blue World’ project (you can build it but you can’t breed orcas) so the state passed a law to make it illegal anyway.

The announcement back in March that SeaWorld would end their captive breeding programme will have to hold fast at SeaWorld San Diego now!!! No going back ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฌ

Exclusive: Shocking Footage of Orca Panicking in Medical Pool | Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project

https://dolphinproject.net/blog/post/exclusive-shocking-footage-of-orca-panicking-in-medical-pool/

It’s important to remember that it’s not just SeaWorld with captive orcas. This is Loro Parque in Tenerife and this is an orca confined to a medical pool that is so distressed it’s repeatedly smashing it’s head into a metal gate.

Enough really is enough.
#emptythetanks

SeaWorldโ€™s orca decision is the first step on a long road – The Globe and Mail

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/seaworlds-orca-decision-is-the-first-step-on-a-long-road/article29273417/

Lovely piece from Naomi Rose!
Yesterday was an overwhelming success, but we have to keep fighting! Orcas are in captivity all over the world and SeaWorld still hold 23 prisoners.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. – SeaWorld Announces Last Generation Of Orcas In Its Care

http://www.seaworldinvestors.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2016/SeaWorld-Announces-Last-Generation-Of-Orcas-In-Its-Care/default.aspx

SEAWORLD HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL END CAPTIVE BREEDING OF ITS ORCAS. CURRENT CAPTIVES WILL BE THE LAST! ๐Ÿฌ

OH MY GOODNESS!! ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข
I am elated and (almost) lost for words.
Thank you to everyone who has supported and shared my posts and joined the cause! Look what we can do when we stand together! Orca captivity will soon be a thing of the past in North America!

The next step is to fight for the release of those currently captive! #emptythetanks