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- Feds in Settlement Talks with SeaWorld in Trainer Death Case: Will History Repeat Itself?
- Kids File “Visual Briefs” in Legal Drama to Free the Orca Lolita
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Category Archives: THE CAPTIVITY DEBATE
Even as SeaWorld and OSHA engage in settlement talks over the 2010 killing of trainer Dawn Brancheau by the orca Tilikum, the company has suffered a legal setback in its fight to keep OSHA inspectors from interviewing trainers about federally … Continue reading
(Published at www.takepart.com) If art can change the world, can big art change the world in a big way? Gigi Glendinning, who runs the Philadelphia-based animal welfare education group, 22 Reasons, is banking on it. Glendinning is currently enlisting students … Continue reading
PUBLISHED AT: TakePart.Com 3/7/13 Packs of decade-old sutures. Rust and concrete cement chips in the dolphin nursery. Flooring and concrete mesh chipping away at Shamu Stadium. Eroded paint exposing rough concrete edges in the orca “slide-out.” Is SeaWorld going to … Continue reading
This article first appeared at www.takepart.com If you were a dolphin, what would your name be? It may sound like a pointless question from a Barbara Walters Oscar-night special, but it’s actually a serious line of inquiry explored by scientists. … Continue reading
SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating the birth of a baby killer whale on this Valentine’s Day, backstage at Shamu Stadium. But not everyone is delighted with the news. Anti-captivity activists say the newborn has a hard life ahead, in a … Continue reading
SeaWorld Entertainment and its parent company The Blackstone Group just made headlines with a much-anticipated announcement of a $100 million initial public offering. And though acquiring shares in Shamu may sound like a glamorous and profitable proposition, investors should carefully … Continue reading
Nakai, an 11-year-old male orca at SeaWorld is missing a “dinner-plate sized chunk” of skin and flesh just under his mouth. The ghastly gash, first reported by journalist Tim Zimmermann, happened during a nighttime show at the Southern California park … Continue reading
Plurality Opposed to the Practice Captivity 4-in-5 Agree It Shortens Killer Whale Lifespans Ending Orca Shows Would Not Affect Attendance A new poll just out this morning, the first-ever survey of US public opinion on attitudes toward keeping killer whales … Continue reading
READ AN EXCERPT FROM DEATH AT SEAWORLD IN ALL ANIMALS MAGAZINE! Posted with permission from All Animals, the membership magazine of The Humane Society of the United States. More info at www.humanesociety.org/allanimals TO VIEW EXCERPT – PLEASE CLICK HERE
Academy Award Winning Actress Marion Cotillard, Fierce Opponent of Orca Captivity, Menaced By Killer Whale on Film Set
Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for La Vie en Rose and will soon be seen in the summertime blockbuster,The Dark Knight Rises, is speaking out about an incident she experienced with a killer whale while filming on … Continue reading