It’s clear that several California regulators and its commissions are against SeaWorld. The Coastal Commission just ruled that SeaWorld whales are not allowed to bread naturally. That’s right, a group of people, that know nothing about marine mammals and their care have ruled that the whales can’t do what they would otherwise do in nature, breed.
Our suggestion to SeaWorld, pull all assets out of California, cancel all plans of expansion and investment and eventually phase out the park completely. It’s unfortunate but at some point its better to cut your losses. Earlier this year SeaWorld announced a huge $100,000,000 expansion to its Orca whale exhibits including massive donations to wild Orca whale research and conservation efforts, the biggest of it’s kind ever.
Note to The State of California: This is not how to expand your tourism industry.