RAVE REVIEWS FOR ‘DEATH AT SEAWORLD’
- Should some of the most social, intelligent and charismatic animals on the planet be kept in captivity by human beings? That is a question asked more frequently than ever by both scientists and animal welfare advocates… Now the issue has been raised with new intensity in 'Death at SeaWorld,' by David Kirby, just released in paperback.” -- The New York Times
- "A gripping inspection... Hard to put down." --Booklist ***STARRED REVIEW
- One of the “great books” of the summer – The Columbus Dispatch
“A masterful work.”
–Seattle Post Intelligencer
"One of the summer's most anticipated new releases." -- Apple iBookstore
- #1 Readers Poll Choice for Summer Books – Wall Street Journal Online
- "A real-life scientific thriller.” – Barnes and Noble
BLACKFISH OPENS JULY 17!Go see the extraordinary documentary BLACKFISH, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Coming to a theater near you this summer. For more info, please visit here And do NOT miss The Lost Whale, a new book about the engrossing tale of Luna the young orca who bonded with people after being lost from his family, by Mike Parfait and Suzanne Chisholm. Click here for more info.
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Monthly Archives: June 2013
Last July, after releasing the Death at SeaWorld hardcover edition, I began blogging for the wonderful website www.takepart.com, which is a great online news sources for wildlife stories (and many other social-action oriented issues). I decided to put together all … Continue reading
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons and leading animal rights activist had me on his show last Friday. I think it is a really good discussion. Sam is a great guy. It’s about 25 minutes, please share!: https://soundcloud.com/voto4/david-kirby-sam-simon-6-14
An infant female orca by the name of Vicky has died at the Loro Parque amusement park in the Canary Islands, park officials announced today on their Facebook page. Vicky, just 10 months old, had been rejected by her mother … Continue reading
LOVED BLACKFISH? Be Sure To Check Out: DEATH AT SEAWORLD: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity by David Kirby – In Paperback from St. Martin’s Griffin July 2, 2013 Read More – about the personal lives … Continue reading
THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED AT WWW.TAKEPART.COM TODAY, JUNE 10, 2013 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a “repeat violation” and a fine of $38,500 against SeaWorld Florida for ignoring a federal court order and continuing to run a … Continue reading
I am pleased to announce that the cover for the paperback edition of DASW, which hits bookstores on July 2, is ready to go. What’s new on the front cover is a blurb from the fantastic Wall Street Journal review, … Continue reading
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary “Blackfish,” about killer whales in captivity, Tilikum, the death of Dawn Brancheau and many other issues also covered in “Death at SeaWorld.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OEjYquyjcg It currently has … Continue reading
This article first appeared at www.takepart.com Ever since my book Death At SeaWorld was released, nearly a year ago, I have received countless emails from concerned readers who were so disturbed by the lives of killer whales in captivity that … Continue reading