Tilikum, SeaWorld killer whale shown in Blackfish documentary, dies after illness
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
Yes! Let’s hope the rest of the world soon follow California’s example 🌎🌏🌍
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 💙🐬
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.
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 HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL END CAPTIVE BREEDING OF ITS ORCAS. CURRENT CAPTIVES WILL BE THE LAST! 🐬
OH MY GOODNESS!! 😢😢
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