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'Blackfish' Director Reacts to SeaWorld's Policy Change in Ending Killer Whale Breeding Program

'Blackfish' Director Reacts to SeaWorld's Policy Change in Ending Killer Whale Breeding Program

Director of the illuminating documentary Blackfish, illustrating the treatment of killer whales at SeaWorld, is speaking out about the company’s new changes that were announced on Thursday (March 17).

“Of course we want more because change should always be dynamic,” Gabriela Cowperthwaite, director, told THR. “But breeding, expanding killer whales into international markets, all these missives once sat at the center of their business model. And they’re willing to stop these practices immediately. This is paradigm shifting.”

If you didn’t know, SeaWorld announced they would cease breeding the species, end the Orca shows, and also announced a partnership with the Humane Society of the United States.

“SeaWorld has introduced more than 400 million guests to orcas, and we are proud of our part in contributing to the human understanding of these animals. As society’s understanding of orcas continues to change, SeaWorld is changing with it. By making this the last generation of orcas in our care and reimagining how guests will encounter these beautiful animals, we are fulfilling our mission of providing visitors to our parks with experiences that matter,” SeaWorld said in a statement about ending their Orca breeding program.

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