If the proposed legislation to outlaw whale show performances and captive breeding PASSES, [starting with San Diego] then why not all animal performances, animal shows, rodeos, and everything else that PETA wants to end? Like all use of all animals? People—- the ARs are never going to stop and they are clearly getting idiots in the legislature and locally to do their insane bidding.
On Friday, SeaWorld spokeswoman Becca Bides criticized the bill.
“The premise behind this proposed legislation is severely flawed on multiple levels, and its validity is highly questionable under the United States and California Constitutions,” Bides said in a statement. “We trust that our leaders who are responsible for voting on this proposal will recognize the clear bias of those behind the bill.”
Bides added the participants joining Bloom were well-known “extreme animal rights activists, many of whom regularly campaign against SeaWorld and other accredited marine mammal parks and institutions.”
“Included in the group are some of the same activists that partnered with PETA in bringing the meritless claim that animals in human care should be considered slaves under the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — a clear publicity stunt. This legislation appears to reflect the same sort of out-of-the-mainstream thinking,” Bides said in a statement. “We engage in business practices that are responsible, sustainable and reflective of the balanced values all Americans share.”
The proposed law would end performance-based entertainment for all killer whales in California, captive breeding programs and the export and import of genetic material, and the import and export of orcas within the state.
Missouri is now suing the State of CA on the Eggie debacle, Prop 2, the HSUS law, which forces those selling shelled eggs from out of state to come from the same strict husbandry rules as Prop 2 (foisted upon CA chicken farmers who sell shelled eggs in CA by voters)….
Despite the ARs claiming that none of these “welfare” issues involve commerce, the fact is that they ALL involve commerce. Even Obamacare in forcing people to “buy” the healthcare was found to violate the Commerce Clause. When laws are created which will be duplicated like wildfire and therefore create economic issues which shut down businesses, this is not local but will be national. If all pet stores are shut down, and no animals can be sold, no animals bred, no animals can be advertised–we are headed for doom. Economically.
14 hours ago – The bill would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught orcaptive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes,” …
12 hours ago – The bill would make it illegal to ‘hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught orcaptive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes’. … a bill to outlaw the captivity of killer whales, dolphins and porpoises, to stop a proposed …
12 hours ago – A killer whale raises its head out of the water in 2010 during the first …and captive breeding of the whales with an ultimate goal of phasing out … It is time toend the practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement.”.
8 hours ago – The bill, AB 2140, named the Orca Welfare and Safety Act, would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for … “It is time toend the practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement.
7 hours ago – California bill would ban orca shows, captive breeding … park would be required to end its popular live performances of killer whales under …
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-ln-bill-orca-shows-201403…Los Angeles Times
10 hours ago – An orca, or killer whale, performs at SeaWorld San Diego. A bill in Sacramento would ban such shows. (SeaWorld San Diego … It would also ban captive breeding done at SeaWorld of orcas, also known as killer whales. The bill is … SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers …
5 hours ago – California bill would ban orca shows, captive breeding … on Friday to ban live performances and captive breeding of killer whales in the state, … the SeaWorld San Diego marine theme park to end is popular “Shamu” shows.
http://www.utsandiego.com/…/bill-would-ban-seaworld-orca-p…U‑T San Diego
1 day ago – Orcas leap into the air during a show in 2011 at SeaWorld San Diego’s Shamu Stadium. … has drawn worldwide attention to how SeaWorld treats killer whalesand alleged … The legislation has three central objectives: end the use of performing orcas in theme