How Congress Unanimously Passed A Groundbreaking Law To Protect Captive Orcas - "The amendment [forcing an update to rules protecting captive orcas and other marine mammals]...was introduced by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) to the Agriculture Appropriations Act. It will provide $1 million toward an effort that involves studying the effects of captivity on orca whales."
A review of the 'Blackfish' and SeaWorld debate:
Orcas off the coast of San Juan Island - what an amazing encounter!
Did you miss the live debate? Watch "What SeaWorld and 'Blackfish' Mean for San Diego" here, with SeaWorld staff, Dr. Naomi Rose & more:
3 ways the World Wildlife Fund have responded to supporter concern about their SeaWorld partnership:
Here's five ways we can relate to orcas:
"If we understand, we will relate and if we relate, we will care. If we care, we will want to protect & conserve."
Thanks But No Tanks, Say Brits
Dolphins in tanks? No thanks, say Brits - by David Kirby, author of Death At SeaWorld:
From Congressman Jared Huffman: "Today I took the first Congressional action to protect captive orcas since the documentary Blackfish was released.
It’s unacceptable that our regulations protecting captive orcas and marine mammals have not been updated in nearly 20 years. It is past time for USDA to act, and I was glad to be joined by Congressman Adam Schiff and 38 other members in this bipartisan push to protect these majestic creatures.
More information: http://1.usa.gov/1kOZa41"
From orca expert Dr. Ingrid Visser: Sir Richard Branson has called a meeting about using captive cetaceans for tourism. One topic he wants his team to discuss is captive breeding. Please put your name on this petition if you do not support breeding orca in captivity (which I clearly don't!). thanks for your support - the orca need a voice - and that voice is yours!