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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David is an experienced and engaging speaker who can address all aspects of this fascinating subject - from the natural history of wild orcas, to the ethics of captivity, to the risks of working with animals for entertainment. David has been invited to speak at universities, marine mammal organizations, scuba clubs, museums and other venues.