California Bans Breeding Orcas In Captivity — But It's A Little Late
California Gov. Jerry Brown passed the law months after SeaWorld pledged to stop breeding orcas and making them perform.By Lindsey Pulse | September 15, 2016
Back in March, SeaWorld said it would quit breeding orcas in captivity. It also said it would cut the animals out of theatrical shows. Now, that pledge will be enforced by law.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Orca Protection and Safety Act into law on Tuesday. The law states orcas can still be used in educational shows but can't be bred in captivity or used in theatrical performances.
But there aren't really that many groups that breed orcas in captivity in California — besides SeaWorld.