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Can the ORCA Act Shut Down SeaWorld?

Animals  (tags: SeaWorld, animalcruelty, animalwelfare )

- 1078 days ago -
As SeaWorld wrapped up warning its investors Thursday that the companys 2015 profits will be $10 million short of projections, the embattled marine theme park could now be facing a war in Congress. At a press conference Friday...READ more here!


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Sue H (7)
Saturday November 7, 2015, 9:34 am
May the Orca Act previal!

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 7, 2015, 9:44 am
We can only hope. thx Linda

. (0)
Saturday November 7, 2015, 11:05 am
I took the pledge. I hope the Orca Act gets approved by congress. Thanks Linda.

Kathleen W (0)
Saturday November 7, 2015, 1:51 pm
Thanks Linda; of course, I hope it passes. But as I was reading statements like: "The evidence is very strong that the psychological and physical harm done to these magnificent animals far outweighs any benefits reaped from their display;" “We cannot be responsible stewards of our natural environment and propagate messages about the importance of animal welfare when our behaviors do not reflect our principles;” "We will appreciate these incredible creatures where they belong—in the wild;" and "They belong in their natural habitat," I couldn't help feeling sad... Don't all wild animals deserve their freedom? Where is the pending legislation to prohibit zoos from importing/breeding/swapping/displaying exotic animals - like the doomed 18 elephants from Swaziland? Why do governments around the world continue to condone importing/breeding/selling/testing/exhibiting/owning nonhuman primates? Where is a Congressional bill to shut down the exotic pet trade, or the estimated 1,000 canned hunting operations?

Just to illustrate the federal government's support of commercial interests over conservation...

"Applicant: Brady Champion Ranch, LLC, Rochelle, TX; PRT-51308B

The applicant requests a permit authorizing interstate and foreign commerce, export, and cull of excess Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii), Eld's deer (Rucervus eldii), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx), and Red lechwe (Kobus lechwe) from the captive herd maintained at their facility, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5-year period."

"...for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species?" Excuse me? What U.S. officials want us to believe is that: Without captive opportunities for hunters, there would be more hunting of wild populations.

Anyway, again, I hope that it passes, so at least orcas have a chance at a more natural existence.


Animae C (507)
Saturday November 7, 2015, 3:20 pm
i have NEVER been to one of these disgusting places, nor will i ever go!!!

Thank you for pledging not to support water parks that keep dolphins and whales in captivity!
44,944 supporters.

Thank you Democratic rep. Adam Schiff

Thanx Linda

ERIKA S (87)
Sunday November 8, 2015, 12:54 am
Thank you for pledging not to support water parks that keep dolphins and whales in captivity!

Jeannet Bertelink (74)
Monday November 9, 2015, 11:13 am

Cheryl H (91)
Tuesday November 10, 2015, 4:13 am
Done. Thanks Linda!
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