Regulatory News


The California Coastal Commission unanimously approvedthe request from San Diego’s SeaWorld to enlarge the tanks that house theorcas. However, the approval was contingent upon suspending the breedingprogram of the aquatic mammals in captivity.
 
Animal rights advocacy groups protested the decision, claiming that theconstruction of new tanks will hold more orcas in captivity. Target ofcriticism since the release of the Blackfishdocumentary in 2013, SeaWorld ensures that it has not collected a killer whalefor over 30 years. 

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