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Interview with Bobby Kennedy Jr. on “Ring of Fire” Radio

Ring of Fire Radio Podcast This interview was broadcast on Saturday, September 21, 2013 on “Ring of Fire” radio. In it, RFK, Jr. interviews David Kirby about the paperback release of Death at SeaWorld, and current issues in the growing … Continue reading

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New Blurbs for “Death at SeaWorld”

Much has been written lately about the growing controversy of keeping killer whales in captivity. “Death at SeaWorld” has been mentioned in much of the coverage. The following blurbs have been posted at the DASW review page at Amazon.com, or … Continue reading

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ANOTHER Dreadful Day at SeaWorld – Dolphin Leaps Out of Tank

This video, posted by PETA, has just appeared on YouTube. It appears to be the dolphin feeding pool at SeaWorld San Antonio, though confirmation from SeaWorld is still pending. It was not immediately known overnight who took the video, or … Continue reading

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NYT’s Science Times Section Weighs in on Orca Captivity

Major feature, beautifully written, in Tuesday’s Science Times section of The New York Times that bills Blackfish and Death at SeaWorld as a twin assault on captivity, and gives ample coverage to Dr. Naomi Rose, who is a major figure … Continue reading

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How One Family Went From SeaWorld Fans to Foes in a Single Show

(Excerpted from TakePart.com) Last Saturday, when Carlo De Leonibus and his wife took their daughter, Cat, to SeaWorld Orlando for her 11th birthday, they expected yet another exciting afternoon of whale and dolphin watching. SeaWorld was a regular destination for the … Continue reading

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THE REAL SEAWORLD – Humane Society Video Extolls the Wonders of Wild Killer Whales

Although released earlier, I thought I would send this great video around once more, in light of all the wonderful publicity being brought this summer to killer whales, in the ocean, and in captivity – where they both face serious … Continue reading

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NPR.org Interview with David Kirby on ‘Blackfish’ and SeaWorld

From Barbara King, author of the wonderful book, How Animals Grieve: ‘Blackfish’ Takes Aim At SeaWorld by Barbara J. King July 17, 2013 3:19 PM In a photo released by SeaWorld San Diego, Kasatka, a killer whale who is approximately … 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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Readers Rave about ‘Death at SeaWorld’

Critics have given ‘Death at SeaWorld’ some of the finest reviews imaginable. But what really counts is what readers think. I am proud to list highlights from some of the most glowing readers accounts, taken from Amazon.com and GoodReads.com. I … 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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