EAAM Statement on Cetacean Breeding
The EAAM views the breeding of cetaceans under human care as essential to expanding scientific
knowledge and to ensure their sustainability and well-being in zoological parks that play a
fundamental role in raising public awareness and motivating conservation-minded behaviour. The
more that is known, shared and experienced, the more likely the success of efforts to preserve
cetacean species from the many anthropogenic threats to their survival. The EAAM therefore
regrets the decision made by SeaWorld management to end its Orcinus orca breeding program.