Florida Girl Scouts Speak Up for Orcas!

Despite growing recognition of the suffering that orcas endure in captivity, marine amusement parks like SeaWorld continue to profit off their captivity. A critical tool in the fight to end this cruelty is educating children about the realities of life in a tank.

Earlier this year, Heather Sierstorpff, president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund Florida A&M College of Law Student Chapter, spoke to two girl scout troops about orca captivity. After learning about orcas — and enjoying plant-based snacks — the troops made posters highlighting facts about captive orcas and encouraging others not to support businesses that exploit animals. Participants received special Animal Legal Defense Fund patches, temporary tattoos, and stickers to commemorate the day.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to end orca captivity by enacting legislation in Florida that would make it illegal to hold orcas in captivity for any purpose (grandfathering those already in captivity in Florida) as well as breed captive orcas. Learn how you can help animals in entertainment.

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