Captive Orcas Need Your Help
Action Alert from


Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
September 2015


Unfortunately, we found out today [September 25] that the California Coastal Commission is caving to SeaWorld’s demands, allowing SeaWorld to breed as many orcas as they wish and to build a breeding tank which can hold up to 94 orcas. These incredibly intelligent and social mammals deserve better!

The Commission is voting on SeaWorld’s permit application on October 8th, 2015, and we need your help today to tell the Commission to do the right thing for orcas rather than caving to corporate influence!

  • Please make a brief, polite phone call to the California Coastal Commission at 619-767-2370 and simply say, “As someone who cares about orcas and conservation of marine resources, I urge the Commissioners to condition approval of SeaWorld’s Blue World project on a strict requirement that it end its captive breeding program in San Diego.”
  • California Coastal Commission
    Email: [email protected]
  • Please also call the San Diego Tourism Authority at 619-232-3101 and politely tell them, “I am dismayed that the San Diego Tourism Authority has a partnership with SeaWorld and cannot in good conscience support any of your partners while SeaWorld is still breeding orcas and condemning them to lives of misery in tiny tanks.”


SeaWorld wants to expand its orca (also known as killer whale) tanks so that it can breed more of these magnificent animals who will then be condemned to a life of miserable confinement like the ones featured in the movie Blackfish. We need your help to stop them!

SeaWorld recently applied to the California Coastal Commission (“Commission”) for a permit to expand the tanks at its San Diego facility. ALDF and a coalition of environmental and animal protection organizations have urged the Commission to approve the application but only to give more space to the current orcas and only with a strict requirement that SeaWorld end its captive orca breeding program.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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