Trainers Joe Sanchez work with killer whales in Shamu Stadium at the SeaWorld Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida. SeaWorld has announced that it will discontinue its orca breeding program this year and phase out its theatrical orca shows. SeaWorld hasn’t collected orcas from the wild for almost 40 years, so the announcement means the marine parks eventually will have no killer whales.
Trainers Joe Sanchez work with killer whales in Shamu Stadium at the SeaWorld Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida. SeaWorld has announced that it will discontinue its orca breeding program this year and phase out its theatrical orca shows. SeaWorld hasn’t collected orcas from the wild for almost 40 years, so the announcement means the marine parks eventually will have no killer whales. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP file, 2011
Trainers Joe Sanchez work with killer whales in Shamu Stadium at the SeaWorld Orlando theme park in Orlando, Florida. SeaWorld has announced that it will discontinue its orca breeding program this year and phase out its theatrical orca shows. SeaWorld hasn’t collected orcas from the wild for almost 40 years, so the announcement means the marine parks eventually will have no killer whales. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP file, 2011

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