New York Legislation
Born Free USA Position: SUPPORT
Update (May 5, 2014): S. 6613 was amended on the Senate floor. See the italicized portion of the Bill Description below for more details.
Prohibits the possession and harboring of killer whales in aquariums and sea parks.
This prohibition does not apply to harboring or possessing an injured killer whale for the purpose of performing emergency care or rehabilitation.
For more information on why this bill is necessary, read Born Free USA’s blog on the documentary Blackfish, which exposed the deep inhumanity inherent in keeping killer whales captive.
New York residents, use this form to urge your state senator to support the bill!