Florida Orca Protection Act – Resources
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is compiling resources and reference information that can help you rally support for the Florida Orca Protection Act.
While you’re rallying support for the Florida Orca Protection Act, some fellow Floridians may have some questions and the Act and about SeaWorld. Be prepared by reviewing these talking points that can help you explain why this legislation is so important.
Read Killer Controversy – Why Orcas Should No Longer Be Kept in Captivity
by Naomi A. Rose, Ph.D
Florida Orca Protection Act (HB 1305)
Full text of HB 1305 as filed on Jan. 5, 2018
Orca Protection in the News
“Advocates push orca breeding law as SeaWorld’s policy appears murky,” Tampa Bay Times, Dec. 18, 2017
“Is Florida ready to retire SeaWorld’s killer whales?” Creative Loafing Tampa, Dec. 1, 2017
Contact Your Representative
The Animal Legal Defense Fund is asking Florida residents to contact their representatives in both the Florida House and Senate to demand protection for orcas as a 2018 legislative priority.
- Don’t know who your representatives are? Look up your Florida Senator and Florida House Representative.
- List of email address and Twitter handles for all Florida legislators.
Spread the Word
Social media can be a powerful tool. Use it to encourage Florida residents to spread the word and contact their state representatives in support of the Florida Orca Protection Act. Download share graphics and use our sample language to show your support.