Monthly Archives: July 2012

SeaWorld Returns Orca Trainers into the Water

For the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years since the 12,000-pound orca Tilikum brutally killed his trainer Dawn Brancheau at SeaWorld Orlando, the company is now allowing certain trainers to reenter the water with its captive killer whales, at least … Continue reading

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National TV & Radio Coverage of Killer Whale Aggression Video

DAVID KIRBY, AUTHOR OF “DEATH AT SEAWORLD,” ON NATIONAL TELEVISION AND RADIO– RELEASE OF KILLER WHALE AGGRESSION VIDEO On July 23rd, 2012, David Kirby released this Kasatka Attack Video on THE HUFFINGTON POST. A week later, July 30th, the YOUTUBE … Continue reading

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Praise for ‘Death at SeaWorld’ Continues

“Kirby makes a passionate case for captivity as the reason orcas become killers (and) tells the story like a thriller. His argument is, for the most part, fair and persuasive… We probably can’t free the orcas in captivity today, but … Continue reading

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The following video was presented at trial in the case of SeaWorld v US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Judge Ken Welsch, who ruled largely against the company, called the video “chilling” – More details are provided in DEATH AT … Continue reading

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SeaWorld Appeal Fails in Orca Trainer Death

SeaWorld has lost its attempt to appeal a scathing May 31 verdict from a federal law judge before the three-member Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). It is the third major legal defeat in a row for the marine … Continue reading

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Launch Party at Pane Pannelle, Tribeca – July 17 8-10PM

DEATH AT SEAWORLD: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity  NATIONAL LAUNCH PARTY! TUESDAY, JULY 17, 8-10PM  PANE PANELLE 305 CHURCH ST. @ WALKER – NEW YORK, NY, 10013 Around the corner from Barnes and Noble Tribeca … Continue reading

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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

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All Animals Magazine – Book Excerpt from DASW

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 TO VIEW EXCERPT – PLEASE CLICK HERE


San Francisco Bay Guardian Profiles “Death at SeaWorld” – July 11, 2012

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SeaWorld Appeals Verdict in Trainer’s Death, Reopens Pool Where Killing Took Place

SeaWorld has filed an appeal to challenge parts of a federal judge’s ruling which failed to overturn an OSHA violation in the death of Orlando orca trainer Dawn Brancheau. SeaWorld will also try to void government-mandated safety measures that could … Continue reading

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