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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