Debate opens on California bill to end orca captivity
The California Assembly in the US has held the first hearing on a bill that would end killer whale shows in the US State.
The Bill has been put forward by Democratic Assemblyman, Richard Bloom and follows the release of the film ‘Blackfish’, which raised the profile of the cruelty behind captive orca shows and documents the death of a Sea World show trainer in 2010.
Assemblyman Bloom is also calling for a for a ban on the import and export of orcas, which he says are too large and intelligent to be held in captivity.
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