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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)

CA Coastal Commission Killing SeaWorld San Diego

California’s Coastal Commission bowed to left-wing animal rights activists with approval of an amendment stripping SeaWorld of the ability to breed killer whales as a condition of building a massive new $100 million habitat expansion for the orcas living there now.

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Orca Sapiens? Salon Says Killer Whales May be ‘Persons’

Salon Magazine, a bastion of political correctness, has now come down on the side of the orca. The more we learn about killer whales, a recent article states, “the more that our assumption of innate superiority looks like a presumption.” Whether this brave new world will be friendlier to human beings is doubtful indeed. But at least the orca will be protected.

An orca swims at the Marineland animal exhibition park in the French Riviera city of Antibes, southeastern France, on December 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE