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Shamu No More: California Is First State to Ban Killer Whale Breeding, Shows

The move follows sustained outrage over the treatment of the animals at SeaWorld theme parks.
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s groundbreaking California Orca Protection Act into law on Tuesday, and it will go into effect in 2017.
The new legislation does not require parks to get rid of their captive orcas, but they may only be used for educational presentations and can no longer be used for theatrical presentations or breeding.Those who do not comply may face a fine of up to $100,000.
The law allows for the rescue of killer whales for rehabilitation, but encourages their release if and when it becomes possible to do so safely.