A controversial bill that would ban orca shows in California was held in committee to die quietly, Dan says, probably so as not to cause trouble for incoming Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego.
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PHOTO: A SeaWorld trainer performs with a killer whale on Feb. 27, 2010, during the first show after an orca killed a trainer at theme park three days earlier in Orlando, Fla. The Associated Press/Phelan M. Ebenhack.