In Defense of Animals (IDA) says the death of Taima, a 20-year-old orca who died Sunday while giving birth to her stillborn calf at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida reinforcs IDA’s argument that orcas are unsuitable for life in captivity. Read the complete IDA statement.
Naomi A. Rose, Ph.D., marine mammal scientist for The Humane Society of the United States and orca biologist, released the following statement regarding the orca at SeaWorld Orlando who died on Sunday from complications that arose while she was giving birth.
Click here for the story from the Orlando Sentinel which includes comments from the vice president of veterinary services for Orlando-based SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.