On March 17, SeaWorld announced that it would no longer breed orcas. This decision came after years of criticism from animal rights activists. The pressure increased after a 2012 book and a 2013 documentary claimed that SeaWorld’s orcas were not treated well. SeaWorld plans to keep its 29 performing orcas. It says that experts do not believe they could survive in the wild. However, SeaWorld said it would replace the trained performances with more natural experiences.