SeaWorld​ announces plans to phase out killer whale show


SAN DIEGO– SeaWorld plans to phase out its longstanding killer whale show at its San Diego park next year.

According to The Los Angeles Times, SeaWorld made the announcement Monday to phase out the show as part of a comprehensive strategy to re-position the embattled company amid persistent criticisms of how it treats its orcas.

A new orca experience would take its place and would debut in 2017. It is described as “informative” and designed to take place in a more natural setting that would carry a “conservation message inspiring people to act,” The Los Angeles Times reports.

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