How they killed the Seaworld bill
San Diego Union Tribune
SACRAMENTO — SeaWorld won the day with a potent mix of persuasive reasoning and hardball politics.
The San Diego marine park was facing state legislation that some believed could ruin its business by putting a halt to the signature performing orca shows at Shamu stadium.
But SeaWorld launched an aggressive blitz that kept the legislation bottled up in the Democrat-dominated Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee — a panel known to be sympathetic to groundbreaking animal-rights legislation.