SWIMS Act Would End Exploitation of Orcas and Other Cetaceans for Public Display

House Resolution 8514, the “Strengthening Welfare in Marine Settings (SWIMS) Act,” would amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the taking, importation, exportation, and breeding of certain cetaceans for public display. The bill was introduced by Representatives Adam Schiff, Suzan DelBene, and Jared Huffman, and has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Agriculture Committee.