• Killer Whales In Captivity Should It Be Legal?

    Legislative research

    The death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau — and especially the documentary that brought it to everyone’s attention, Blackfish — have stirred up quite the controversy. Earlier this year, California law makers even toyed with establishing new state and/or federal statutes and regulations, ones that would end Sea World San Diego’s world-famous Shamu Show.

    New Law Would Prohibit Capture, Breeding, And Showcasing Of Orca Whales

    “The bill would have banned the import, export, and breeding of orcas while requiring SeaWorld San Diego to move its 10 killer whales out of tanks and into larger sea pens,” ABC News writes. Unfortunately, law makers did not know what to do with the proposed bill, or the The Orca Welfare And Safety Act. Continue Reading

  • Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

    Family law statutes

    Last month, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that would have created a legal statute allowing business the ability to deny service to any person or persons in the LGBT community on religious grounds.

    Before making it to her desk, the bill had passed through Arizona’s legislature with a 33 to 27 vote. After meeting loud opposition from both athletic and corporate organizations like the MLB, and Delta Air Lines, business leaders said that this legal statute would not only cause extensive damage to the state’s reputation, but also be catastrophic financially. During a press conference, the governor said that she did the right thing vetoing the bill, since it would legalize discrimination.

    A Public Policy Polling poll found that only 22%, which is one in five Arizonans, actua Continue Reading