The petition (Pass the Orca Welfare and Safety Act) is meant to offer protection to all cetaceans within the state of California and it's waters; both wild and captive.
Cetaceans are highly intelligent. They are far-ranging and socially complex. They travel in large pods filled with immediate family members - mothers, sons and daughters. They are altruistic, often refusing to leave the side of another even when danger is present. It is these same inherent traits of cetaceans that have made them susceptible to aggressive interference (harassment), capture for "entertainment" purposes and senseless slaughter.
It is for our limited understanding of these magnificent animals and the unethical mistreatment that we've witnessed that led us to create the petition "Orca Welfare and Safety Act". We urge you to read, sign, and share it. Thank you.
Zacharias Affolter, Ana Little-Sana, Dalia Zada and Doni Lantow