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The fate of killer whales in Sea World




ORLANDO -  FEBRUARY 24:  The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld February 24, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. A female trainer who presumably slipped and fell in to a holding tank was fatally injured after she was attacked by an orca.  This is the third human death associated with the killer whale according to the Humane Society of the United States. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
ORLANDO - FEBRUARY 24: The sign at the entrance to SeaWorld February 24, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. A female trainer who presumably slipped and fell in to a holding tank was fatally injured after she was attacked by an orca. This is the third human death associated with the killer whale according to the Humane Society of the United States. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
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The Sea World theme park in San Diego can keep its orcas.... For now.

A bill which would ban captive breeding of orcas and shows involving this massive creatures has stalled for the year in the state legislature.

The controversial legislation was sparked by the documentary film, Blackfish which made the case that killer whales suffered from their treatment at Sea World.

Representatives from SeaWorld counter that the money generated from millions of visitors to the parks helps support the much larger population of orcas in the wild and generates interest in marine life.

We'll talk to reporter Lisa Halverstadt, who's been covering this story for the nonprofit news source Voice of San Diego.