VICTORY: California Becomes First State to Ban Breeding of Captive Orcas!

California became the first state to ban the breeding of captive orcas—ensuring that future generations will not endure the deprivation, stress, and frustration of being trapped inside a tiny concrete tank. Thanks to Assemblymember Richard Bloom, who introduced the California Orca Protection Act, state legislators learned how orcas suffer and die prematurely in captivity, and today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed this important bill into law.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind