SeaWorld spokeswoman Becca Bides told CNN that the legislation was "severely flawed on multiple levels" and that its "validity is highly questionable under the United States and California Constitutions." The spokeswoman also said the bill was a "publicity stunt."
"We engage in business practices that are responsible, sustainable and reflective of the balanced values all Americans share," Bides stated.
After Brancheau's death the Occupational Safety and Health Administration restricted how humans interacted with killer whales during performances, CNN reported. SeaWorld appealed the restrictions in November 2013.
SeaWorld has parks in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando.
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