Movie sways lawmaker to ban orcas

By Erica Quednau |

Published 03/07 2014 01:33PM

Updated 03/07 2014 05:31PM

SAN DIEGO, CA -- A state lawmaker hopes to ban orca shows from SeaWorld San Diego. It's following recent talks of killer whales in captivity. The legislation would also ban captive breeding programs and prohibit importing and exporting the animals.

The State Assembly member says he felt moved to draft it after watching Blackfish. The documentary raises concerns about the safety of SeaWorld's trainers and its treatment of the whales.

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