Captive Whales

Rich Pedroncelli/The Associated Press

Ava Kotler, 12, left, her sister Kirra, 10, right, and Lizzie Gordon, 11, on Monday help deliver petitions for AB 2140, which would ban captive orca breeding and shows involving the whales in California. Actor Eric Balfour, background second from left, and his fiancée, Erin Chiamulon, were at the Capitol to support the measure, which was deferred Tuesday by an Assembly committee.

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