Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Year Of Killer Whale News Since ‘Death at SeaWorld’ was Released

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

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Interview on The Sam Simon Show – June 14, 2013

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

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SeaWorld Orca Dies in Spain

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

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What to Tell People After They See “Blackfish”

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

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OSHA Hits SeaWorld with Fine and Safety Violation – AGAIN

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

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Paperback Cover for Death at SeaWorld is Ready!

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

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NEW ‘BLACKFISH’ FILM TRAILER

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

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Six Ways You Can Help Captive Killer Whales

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

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