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January 2, 2018

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), along with a coalition of animal advocacy groups, is proposing the Florida Orca Protection Act for the upcoming 2018 legislative session.  If passed, the bill, which is modeled after the recently passed California Orca Protection A...

November 28, 2016

The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has long maintained that a five foot wide work island, located in the center of the orca, Lolita's, tank at Miami Seaquarium, conforms to minimum space requirements set forth in the Animal Welfare Act.  Howeve...

September 26, 2016

California has outlawed the breeding of orcas for performance or entertainment purposes.  This ban comes after SeaWorld announced the end of its breeding and captivity program.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed the legislation, drafted by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, which only c...

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