Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Whale Of A Week, The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Whale Rescue, Florida Orca Act, Whale Pins, More...

The Animal Legal Defense Fund and a coalition of animal protection, environmental, and marine conservation groups are fighting for Florida legislation that would end orca captivity in the state.
Take action today to help make the Florida Orca Protection Act law.
The Florida Orca Protection Act would outlaw holding any additional orcas in captivity in Florida. It would also prohibit breeding captive orcas or transporting them out-of-state, unless to a seaside sanctuary. Orcas already held captive in Florida will be grandfathered in under the new legislation. It’s a commonsense law that just codifies SeaWorld’s previous commitment to end breeding orcas and phase out orca performances by 2019.

In early May, Florida House of Representatives Member Thad Altman sent a letter to the Chair of the House Subcommittee of Natural Resources & Public Lands, Representative Holly Raschein, requesting a workshop hearing on this bill. This workshop is a crucial step in passing the Florida Orca Protection Act and we need your help to make it happen.

The Florida House of Representatives needs to hear from YOU that the breeding and forced performance of orcas is not acceptable. Take action today to contact Chair Raschein in support of the Florida Orca Protection Act.