FROM Ralph Munro
The Plight of the Orca Held in Captivity At SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida yesterday, a killer whale snatched a trainer in its jaws and thrashed her around under water. She was drowned in front of a horrified audience. That's led to new demands to free the orcas. The same creature also killed another trainer, when she fell off a platform in Victoria, British Columbia in 1995. Ralph Munro, former Secretary of State in Washington State, is a long-time opponent of allowing orcas in captivity.
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