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Dayna Bochco, the orca protector

Dayna Bochco, the orca protector

SeaWorld's attendance has been nose-diving like an orca since a 2013 documentary, "Blackfish," generated waves of criticism about the park's treatment of killer whales. Now SeaWorld says it will remake its orca show by 2017 — fewer theatrics, more nature. No matter, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is still planning to introduce a bill that would put an end to orcas living in captivity in the U.S. It may have been the California Coastal Commission that precipitated these moves. The commission voted in October to let SeaWorld build a new, improved orca tank for its shows in San Diego, on the condition that it end breeding killer whales in California and importing them. Dayna...

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