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SeaWorld loses another PR battle in fight to use orcas

Holly Martin | Science Recorder | May 21, 2014

SeaWorld loses another PR battle in fight to use orcas

San Diego Airport will now allow anti-SeaWorld PETA ads.

Animal rights activists have won a court case allowing them to display an anti-SeaWorld ad to passengers arriving at the San Diego International airport, according to an article in UT San Diego. The marine animal theme park has locations in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando.

For several years, SeaWorld has faced pressure from groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) over using captive killer whales, or orcas, in its shows. Recently, a California state assemblyman introduced a bill that would ban the use of orcas in shows or breeding them in captivity. According to Reuters, Assemblyman Richard Bloom said his interest in the issue was sparked by the movie “Blackfish,” which documents the killing of a trainer by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando.

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