SeaWorld Says It Will End Killer Whale Breeding Program01:37
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In this April 10, 2014 photo, Sea World trainer Michelle Shoemaker hugs killer whale Kayla as she works on a routine before a show, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has faced criticism over its treatment of its captive killer whales since the release of the highly-critical documentary, "Blackfish," last year. (John Raoux/AP)
In this April 10, 2014 photo, Sea World trainer Michelle Shoemaker hugs killer whale Kayla as she works on a routine before a show, in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has faced criticism over its treatment of its captive killer whales since the release of the highly-critical documentary, "Blackfish," last year. (John Raoux/AP)
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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.

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