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CA Bill Ending SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows On Hold

Shilpa Nagesh |
April 8, 2014 | 2:31 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

On Tuesday, the California state Assembly held its first hearing on the bill that bans Sea World San Diego's killer whale shows. After discussing the bill in more detail, the committee decided to begin researching more into the killer whale captivity, which may take until 2015. 

READ: SeaWorld Admits To Doping Their Whales

The proposed bill will require the whales to be moved to a larger sea pen and are not allowed to be bred. It also bans the importing and exporting of animals.

"They are too large, too intelligent, too socially complex and too far-ranging to be adequately cared for in captivity," said Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist with the Animal Welfare Institute, the bill's sponsor.

Read more on the bill here.

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