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SeaWorld to stop breeding orcas, making them perform tricks

FILE – In a March 7, 2011, file photo, Kelly Flaherty Clark, left, director of animal training at SeaWorld Orlando, and trainer Joe Sanchez work with killer whales Tilikum, right, and Trua during a training session at the theme park’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla. SeaWorld announced Thursday, March 17, 2016, it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks following years of controversy over keeping them in captivity. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

SeaWorld says it will immediately stop breeding killer whales, essentially phasing out the iconic orcas from its theme parks after years of controversy over keeping them in captivity. Read more.

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