Collection of Media Reports Regarding California Blackfish Bill

posted Mar 7, 2014, 6:53 PM by Jeffrey Ventre   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:08 PM ]

Today, Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica, Introduced the Orca Welfare and Safety Act. He was accompanied by Blackfish Producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite, who gave a brief speech, and Blackfish cast members Carol Ray & John Hargrove. As reported by Death at SeaWorld author David Kirby, "The bill would make it illegal to hold in captivity, or use a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes.” The bill would also ban artificial insemination of captive killer whales in California and block the import of orcas or orca semen from other states.

Below is a long list of media stories, many with video reports, regarding this landmark bill. Please review and share widely. Politicians are impacted by public opinion. The actual press conference video is embedded below, as well. 



Television and other Broadcast Media Clips

CNN – Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=100&DateTime=3/7/2014%2012:08:05%20PM&playclip=true

 

CNN – At This Hour With Berman and Michaela (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=100&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:14:15%20AM&playclip=true

 

CNN – CNN Newsroom (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=100&DateTime=3/7/2014%2010:19:02%20AM&playclip=true

 

CNN – Early Start (3/7/14)
Mention of new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=100&DateTime=3/7/2014%205:52:30%20AM&playclip=true

KDRV (ABC) – NewsWatch 12 Midday (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=5420&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:06:56%20AM&playclip=true

 

KNSD-SD (NBC) – NBC7 News Midday (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1375&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:01:00%20AM&playclip=true


KGTV-SD (ABC) – 10News Midday (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1370&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:01:00%20AM&playclip=true 


KGTV-SD (ABC) – Good Morning America (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1370&DateTime=3/7/2014%207:56:38%20AM&playclip=true


KFMB-SD (CBS) – CBS News 8 at 11AM (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows. Interview with bill supporters.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1385&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:01:17%20AM&playclip=true 


Blackfish Bill Press Conference: A must watch


XETV-SD (CW) – San Diego Living (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1380&DateTime=3/7/2014%209:29:48%20AM&playclip=true

KUSI-SD – Good Morning San Diego (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=2585&DateTime=3/7/2014%208:11:05%20AM&playclip=true

KNSD-SD (NBC) – NBC7 News Today (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1375&DateTime=3/7/2014%205:24:16%20AM&playclip=true


KNBC-LA (NBC) – Today in L.A. (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=306&DateTime=3/7/2014%206:55:41%20AM&playclip=true

KFSN – FRES (ABC) – Action News Midday (3/7/14)
Coverage on new legislation being written to stop SeaWorld from using killer whales in the park’s shows.
http://mms.tveyes.com/transcript.asp?StationID=1285&DateTime=3/7/2014%2011:07:34%20AM&playclip=true



Print Media Clips


California bill would ban orca shows at SeaWorld (CNN, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare: Calif. Lawmaker to Propose Ban on Orcas in Captivity (Yahoo!, 03/07/14)

California bill would ban SeaWorld orca shows (USA Today, 03/07/14)

Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego (The LA Times, 03/07/14)

New California Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform (Huffington Post, 03/07/14)

Calif. bill proposed to stop orca shows (Politico, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld: California lawmaker to propose ban on all Orcas in captivity (Examiner, 03/07/14)

California bill would ban orca shows, captive breeding (Reuters, 03/07/14)

Is this the end of Shamu? California politician proposes ban on Sea World’s controversial killer whale shows (Mail Online, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld Shares Take A Beating As California Considers Whale Bill (Business Insider, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld Sinks 5% on Bill to Ban California Orca Shows (FOX Business, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld San Diego killer whale shows could end if new legislation passes (The Independent, 03/07/14)

Lawmaker Wants To Ban Orcas At San Diego's SeaWorld (NPR, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld: 'Our employees are the true animal advocates' (UT San Diego, 03/07/14)

Bill would ban SeaWorld orca shows (UT San Diego, 03/06/14)

Orca protection law proposed by Calif. Legislator (CBS News, 03/07/14)

California Bill Inspired By 'Blackfish' Aims To Ban Orca Shows At SeaWorld (LAist, 03/07/14)

Assemblyman Bloom To Sea World San Diego: Release 10 Orcas Back Into The Ocean (Santa Monica Mirror, 03/07/14)

Blackfish Generates Another Bombshell: California Assemblyman Introduces Legislation to Phase Out Orca Whale Captivity (Seattle Pi, 03/06/14)

SeaWorld: New Bill May Ban Orca Shows After Shocking ‘Blackfish’ Documentary (Hollywood Life, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare: Calif. Lawmaker to Propose Ban on Orcas in Captivity (Take Part, 03/06/14)

SeaWorld Orca Shows Might Be Banned By This California Bill, Which is the Outcome the Chain has Feared Since 'Blackfish' (Bustle, 03/07/14)

‘Blackfish’ Effect: SeaWorld Under Fire Again as CA Bill Proposes Ban on Whale Shows (The Wrap, 03/07/14)



Lawmaker wants to ban orca shows at SeaWorld (KUSI News, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld killer whale shows could be banned under California bill (News 13, 03/07/14)

New legislation to be introduced for orca protection (WPTV 5, 03/07/14)

Santa Monica Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Killer Whale Shows (KTLA, 03/07/14)

California Bill Would Ban SeaWorld From Using Orcas In San Diego Shows (KPBS, 03/07/14)

Proposed legislation would end orca shows at SeaWorld (CBS 8, 03/07/14)

New State Legislation Could Ban SeaWorld from using Orcas During Live Shows (San Diego 6 CW, 03/07/14)

New legislation to be introduced for orca protection (RTV6 ABC, 03/07/14)

Local Assemblyman Proposes Improvements To Orca Protection Laws (LA CBS Local, 03/07/14)

SeaWorld responds to proposed orca show ban (ABC News 10, 03/07/14)


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