Monthly Archives: August 2012

Announcing: Eastern US Book Tour for “Death at SeaWorld”

DEATH AT SEAWORLD SEPTEMBER 2012 BOOK PRESENTATIONS All Events Free & Open to the Public  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 – 8:00PM – WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY Victor’s Restaurant, 500 Commerce Street, Hawthorne, NY. With: David Kirby, Author of Death at SeaWorld. Sponsored by … Continue reading

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Continued Praise for “Death at SeaWorld”

Please click on links to read full reviews. UNIVERSAL PRAISE FOR “DEATH AT SEAWORLD” “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 … Continue reading

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Booklist: “Hard to put down” — *** STARRED REVIEW

Media Reviews 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 captive orca, … Continue reading

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Talking Animals – WMNF-FM TAMPA: “An exhilarating journalistic achievement”

Kirby’s new book, “Death At SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity,” is a sweeping examination of all aspects of orcas in the wild, orcas in captivity (with emphasis on the titular SeaWorld), a wide array … Continue reading

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Fayetteville Observer: “I can’t put it down”

There’s a new book out today that I think is required reading for anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the glamour of SeaWorld. I was sent a pre-release copy and can’t put it down. The book … Continue reading

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Library Journal: “Lives are at stake here, and Kirby can be trusted to tell the story”

SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau‚Äôs death in 2010 after being attacked by a killer whale made headlines, but the story goes deeper. As Kirby shows, marine biologist and animal advocate Naomi Rose had already spent two decades challenging SeaWorld‚Äôs captivity of … Continue reading

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Animal People Magazine: “Captivity disrupts orca behavior in practically every manner”

Marine mammal trainer Dawn Brancheau,  age 40,  was on February 24,  2010 killed at SeaWorld in Orlando,  Florida,  toward the end of a lunchtime show with Tilikum,  known to most of the world these days as an orca,  but still … Continue reading

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San Juan Island Update: “I particularly enjoyed this book… It reads like a novel”

In Death at SeaWorld, Kirby tells the spellbinding story of the two-decade fight against PR-savvy SeaWorld and the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Kirby puts that horrifying animal-on-human attack in context. Kirby supplies scientific arguments against keeping … Continue reading

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DEATH AT SEAWORLD – Major Media Coverage in 24 Hours

In the past day or so, Death At SeaWorld has received extensive and positive coverage in three major media outlets: CNN, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. Here are the links to these remarkable stories and reviews: Book Argues Against … Continue reading

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