SeaWorld stops breeding killer whales

THE GUARDIAN: SeaWorld announced Thursday that the orca-bredding program will end immediately.

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“By making this the last generation of orcas in our care and reimagining how guests will experience these beautiful animals, we are fulfilling our mission of providing visitors to our parks with experiences that matter,” said Joel Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.

Peta director Mimi Bekhechi welcomed the news, but called for those still in captivity to be allowed ocean access.

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