Good news this morning, folks! Sea World in the USA is ending its captive orca breeding programme.
Sea World came into the spotlight in 2013 after ground-breaking documentary Blackfish shed a new perspective on orca whales kept in captivity in Sea World entertainment parks.
“The fact that SeaWorld is doing away with orca breeding marks truly meaningful change…”
Since then, Sea World has seen a decline in visitors to its parks and their shares have dropped by almost half since the film’s release.
“Today’s announcement signals that the era of captive display of orcas will end,” Humane Society of the United States president and CEO Wayne Pacelle told NPR.