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TIlikum Orca (Gerardo Mora / Getty)

California Officially Bans Orca Captivity and Breeding

California Governor Jerry Brown signed an anti-Orca breeding and captivity bill into law on Tuesday. Democrats had been pushing for the law since at least 2013, and its passage follows within a year of Sea World San Diego succumbing to pressure from left-wing animal rights activists by agreeing to end future orca shows.

TIlikum Orca (Gerardo Mora / Getty)

Victory Lap: CNN Airs ‘Blackfish’ After SeaWorld Sinks Orca Shows

CNN re-aired the 2013 documentary Blackfish on Saturday night — just two days after SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby announced that the theme park will surrender to the environmentalists that have aggressively attacked SeaWorld’s orca captivity program, and end both orca shows and captive breeding.

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SeaWorld to Sue Over Orca Restrictions

SeaWorld will pursue legal action against the California Coastal Commission’s left-wing-influenced attempt to eliminate the presence of killer whales at the San Diego park.

Relentless animal rights activists attempted to make waves at San Diego airport’s baggage claim with two orca-suited protesters on Thursday, but few passers-by seemed to notice their antics as law enforcement officers pulled them off the conveyer.

Orca-Suited PETA Protesters Mount San Diego Airport Baggage Claim

Relentless animal rights activists attempted to make waves at San Diego airport’s baggage claim with two orca-suited protesters on Thursday, but few passers-by seemed to notice their antics as law enforcement officers pulled them off the conveyer.

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SeaWorld Shows Signs of Recovery from Blackfish Wounds

SAN DIEGO — New metrics indicate that SeaWorld may be turning the corner on the way back to recovery. The organization had faced massive criticism, and serious public and financial backlash, over accusations in the 2013 movie Blackfish and charges from animal activist groupPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) relating to the well-being of orcas (killer whales) in captivity at SeaWorld parks.

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‘Blackfish’ Continues to Cost Sea World

Fallout from the Blackfish documentary, and continued activist criticism, may be to blame for SeaWorld’s disappointing 2014 earnings report, which still shows a downward decline. Park attendance was down only a small amount–22.4 million in 2014, versus 23.4 million in 2013. Earnings, however, suffered more.