SeaWorld San Antonio’s orca Takara swims with her new calf – the last to be born at a SeaWorld park – in San Antonio, Texas, on April 19. SeaWorld announced last year it was ending its breeding programme for killer whales. Photo: SeaWorld/Handout via Reuters

Chinese marine park’s orca-breeding programme is indefensible

Keith Guo says Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s new breeding programme for killer whales is simply out of step with public sentiment that increasingly finds such captivity cruel

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SeaWorld San Antonio’s orca Takara swims with her new calf – the last to be born at a SeaWorld park – in San Antonio, Texas, on April 19. SeaWorld announced last year it was ending its breeding programme for killer whales. Photo: SeaWorld/Handout via Reuters
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