Please support #BlackfishBill to ban orca captivity in CA
  • Petitioned State Rep. Toni Atkins

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State Rep. Toni Atkins

Please support #BlackfishBill to ban orca captivity in CA

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State Assembly Member Richard Bloom has introduced the "Orca Welfare and Safety Act", a bill that will make orca shows illegal in the state of California. This monumental bill, if passed, will also end the artificial breeding of killer whales and importation of these mammals. Also included in the act is the possibility for rehabilitation and release of the 10 orca currently held in captivity at SeaWorld. If this is not possible the park will have to move their killer whales to sea-pens or face a large penalty.

This crucial bill will be pushed through the legislative process with the help of concerned citizens in California as well as committed animal welfare groups. In order for this to be passed successfully it is important that we encourage Californians to speak to their local representatives about passing and supporting this bill. We are hoping to persuade Toni Atkins, speaker of the assembly, to support the orca safety and welfare act. Show your support for this brilliant bill by signing our petition.

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    • Taylor Miller NAPLES, FL
      • 7 months ago

      Its not our right as humans to steal other living beings from the ocean and enslave and abuse them for our entertainment. They have every right to a healthy free life as we do.

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    • Marsha Bartenetti LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 7 months ago

      The magnificent beings have no business being confined like they are for the "entertainment" of others

      - STOP this cruel behavior - Once you know what is going on and the harm it causes - you have to change the behavior. LEGISLATE AGAINST this!!!!!

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    • formolo teresa CARNIERES, CO
      • 7 months ago

      signer

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    • Loughlin McQueen VERNON, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      wild animals shouldn't be trapped in captivity when they should be in their natural habitat.

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    • Shannon Buckley MERRIMACK, NH
      • 7 months ago

      what they need to do is let the orcas go put them back into the wild they are not meant for our entertainment they want to be free so let them go.

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