Joining whalewatching at Andenes, Vesterålen Norway.
I was confused at first, but YES, this is a potential BAN on killer whale captivity - not just the shows.
"Under the terms of the bill, all 10 orcas held in tanks at SeaWorld San Diego, the only California facility that has whales, “shall be rehabilitated and returned to the wild where possible.” If that is not possible, then the whales must be “transferred and held in a sea pen that is open to the public and not used for performance or entertainment purposes.”
Exempt from the legislation are any orcas held for rehabilitation after a rescue or stranding, or for research purposes. But even these animals would have to be returned to the ocean or sent to a sea pen.”
Orcas are no more intelligent than my dog
Brad Andrews, Chief Zoological Officer for Seaworld Parks Entertainment.
It scares me that this man is in charge of the care for SW’s orcas. Hell, I feel sorry for his dog.