SeaWorld Killer Whales


SEA WORLD IS ENDING THEIR KILLER WHALE BREEDING PROGRAM, AND IMPLEMENTING OTHER MAJOR REFORMS TO REDEFINE THEIR IMAGE. THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOLLOWS BACKLASH AFTER A DOCUMENTARY WAS RELEASED. REPORTER: A SEA OF CHANGE IS COMING TO SEA WORLD. THE COMPANY WILL IMMEDIATELY STOP BREEDING KILLER WHALES. THIS WILL BE THE LAST GENERATION OF ORCA’S AT SEA WORLD. REPORTER: THEY’LL LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES AT THE THEME PARKS. IT WILL TAKE YEARS FOR THEM TO PASS ON. REPORTER: THIS WILL THEM THEY’LL REPLACE THE CONTROVERSIAL SHOWS WITH NEW EXHIBITS SHOW CASING THEIR NATURAL BEHAVIOR IN THE WILD. THEY FACED INTENSE BACKLASH AFTER THE RELEASE OF 2013 DOCUMENTARY BLACK FISH. THE STOCK PRICES HAS PLUNGED. IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE THEM, BUT IT’S A HARD BALANCE BECAUSE THE WHALES PROBABLY DON’T ENJOY IT. REPORTER: SEA WORLD IS NOW PARTNERING WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY, THEIR LONG TIME CRITIC, TO TALK ABOUT ANIMAL WELFARE AND CONVERSATION. SOCIETY IS SHIFTING. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE IDEA THAT THEY’LL DO MORE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION, AND FIGHT COMMERCIAL SALE SEALING AND — SEALING AND WHALING. REPORTER: THEY’LL BECOME THE LARGEST RESCUE ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD. SEA WORLD SAYS IT’S NOT CAPTURED ON ORCA FROM THE WILD IN NEARLY 40 YEARS. THE NEW PROGRAM WILL FIRST

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