SeaWorld to End Orca Shows in San Diego

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An orca in the pool at SeaWorld San Diego.

The amusement park SeaWorld plans to end its controversial killer whale shows at its San Diego location, although the shows will continue in Orlando and San Antonio. The announcement comes after the California Coastal Commission refused to give SeaWorld permission to breed its orcas, which would have threatened the shows. "We are listening to our guests; we're evolving as a company; we're always changing,” SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby told investors Monday. The company is planning a “more natural” experience in San Diego. SeaWorld has suffered financially since the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which raised questions about the park’s treatment of killer whales. — Read it at USA Today

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