Contact Us

Killer Whale Shows Could be Going Away at Sea World

Killer Whales
Getty Images

Imagine a world,  Sea World actually, without Shamu The Killer Whale. If one California lawmaker has his way, killer whale shows would end at Sea World in San Diego. A bill being introduced in the California State Assembly, bill AB2140, could prohibit Sea World from keeping killer whales in captivity. The killer whale shows have been a staple at the marine park since it opened, but attacks by the whales against their trainers have been on the rise and many believe the increased aggression is because the animals are not meant for captivity because they are too large and too smart.

I grew up in Southern California and spent many summers at Sea World where Shamu and all of the killer whales have always been the main attraction. Sea World has been experiencing a PR nightmare since the 2013 release of the film “Blackfish”, which put the park under serious scrutiny because of their reported treatment of the killer whales.

The film has sparked many protests over the last 12 months and this bill could be the final straw. The bill would also ban the import and export of the whales.




Best of WKDQ

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WKDQ Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WKDQ Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.