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 the stories I have written on killer whales – 26 six of them to date, about captivity and the wild – as a compendium, of sorts, of some of the top orca news stories over the past year.
I was not able to update the Death at SeaWorld paperback (July 2, 2013) for space reasons, but many if not all of these stories would have been included in it.
If you get a chance, please let TakePart know how much you appreciate their dedication to this issue.
Thanks so much, David Kirby.
Jun 16 2013 – BREAKING: SeaWorld Orca Dies in Spain
May 30 2013 – What’s Eating ‘Keet,’ SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?
May 19 2013 – Why Killer Whales Won’t Abandon Their Disabled Mates
Sep 21 2012 – Op-Ed: SeaWorld Appeals Ruling in Trainer’s Death
Aug 14 2012 – The World’s Loneliest Whale: Send Shouka Back to France
PLEASE ALSO SEE:
Scientific review of two orcas who died from mosquito borne illnesses by Dr. Jeff Ventre and Dr. John Jett
More killer whale groups and websites can be found here:
Whale and Dolphin Conservation www.whales.org
Animal Welfare Institute www.awionline.org
Humane Society of the US www.hsus.org
Fins and Fluke http://finsandfluke.wordpress.com
The Orca Network http://www.orcanetwork.org
The Orca Project http://theorcaproject.wordpress.com
Voice of the Orcas http://voiceoftheorcas.blogspot.com
Without Me There is No You
Animal Legal Defense Fund www.aldf.org
Nonhuman Rights Project http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/
Humane Society International www.his.org
Free Lolita Campaign – The Orca Network http://www.orcanetwork.org/retirement.html
Free Corky Campaign http://orcalab.org/free-corky-campaign/
Free Morgan Foundation http://www.freemorgan.org/
Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy http://www.kimmela.org/kimmela-center-in- action/#Nhrp
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