Monthly Archives: July 2012

ANNOUNCING NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH!

DEATH AT SEAWORLD: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity NATIONAL BOOK LAUNCH TUESDAY, JULY 17 6-8PM  Barnes and Noble Tribeca 97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007  Please join author David Kirby along with lead character … Continue reading

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Introducing: DEATH AT SEAWORLD Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby From the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory comes DEATH AT SEAWORLD (St. Martin’s Press; July 17, … Continue reading

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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

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Kirby on OSHA Ruling with Anderson Cooper – 6/1/12

June 1st, 2012 12:20 AM ET Debate over killer whales in SeaWorld A judge upheld safety violations against SeaWorld and said there should be better measures, like physical barriers, to protect trainers. Jack Hanna and David Kirby debate the treatment … Continue reading

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NY Times on OSHA v SeaWorld

June 7, 2012 For Safety, Ballet Between Human and Killer Whale Loses Some Intimacy By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MIAMI — The electrifying in-water duet between trainer and killer whales at SeaWorld will never be quite the same after a judge ruled … Continue reading

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DK on Huffpost: “Time to Phase Out the Shamu Shows”

Time to Phase Out the Shamu Shows By DAVID KIRBY – THE HUFFINGTON POST Posted: 06/15/2012 10:07 am The debate over human trainers performing in the water with killer whales, the ocean’s top predator, has reentered the national dialogue now … Continue reading

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Digital Journal Review

Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity is the latest book written by investigative journalist David Kirby. Scheduled for release by St. Martin’s Press on July 17, 2012, this non-fiction thriller dives into the … Continue reading

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Booklist Review

“HARD TO PUT DOWN” The controversial topic of orcas (killer whales) in captivity is thoroughly examined in a gripping inspection of the biggest keeper of killer whales, SeaWorld. Opening with the tragic story of a female trainer killed by a … Continue reading

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Barnes and Noble Review

“A REAL-LIFE SCIENTIFIC THRILLER” In February 2010, SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau died after being pulled underwater between the teeth of Tilikum, a 29-year-old, 12,000-pound killer whale. The thrashing drowning death of this veteran trainer made headlines around the globe, but … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly Review

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “ANOTHER PASSIONATE INDUSTRY EXPOSE” Journalist Kirby offers another passionate industry exposé (after 2005’s Evidence of Harm), focusing on SeaWorld Orlando’s popular orca display and its costs in happiness and safety for both the animals and the humans who … Continue reading

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