SeaWorld Says It Will End Killer Whale Breeding ProgramPlay
SeaWorld is shutting down its killer whale breeding program. The decision follows years of controversy over keeping orcas in captivity. The company also says it is ending theatrical shows at its parks and will introduce "new, inspiring natural orca encounters." President and CEO Joel Manby says: "As society's understanding of orcas continues to change, SeaWorld is changing with it." The company says it's forming a partnership with the Humane Society to educate guests on animal welfare and conservation issues.
This segment aired on March 17, 2016.