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Willie Nelson: I Don’t Agree With SeaWorld

UPDATE – DEC 6, 2013 – Willie Nelson has confirmed that he pulled out of a concert at SeaWorld because he doesn’t “agree with the way they treat their animals.” Just days after the musical group Barenaked Ladies announced they … Continue reading

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Willie Nelson Cancels SeaWorld Concert

Just days after the hit musical group Barenaked Ladies announced they were pulling out of a tour date at SeaWorld Orlando, country-music legend and animal welfare activist Willie Nelson also cancelled his own performance at the park’s Bands, Brew & … Continue reading

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Young People Flock to “Blackfish” on CNN

In the beginning, there was Sundance. Then came other festivals, the waves of positive reviews, SeaWorld’s pushback, and a $2  million–plus gross during the theatrical release of the anti-captivity documentary Blackfish. Then came CNN. CNN Films raised eyebrows in January … Continue reading

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SeaWorld Responds to CNN on Blackfish – And Fails

Blackfish, the outstanding documentary about killer whales in captivity, airs this Thursday night on CNN, which posed some pointed questions to SeaWorld about the highly profitable practice. Some of the answers, provided by spokesman Fred Jacobs, range from half-truths to … 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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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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Kirby on OSHA Ruling with Anderson Cooper – 6/1/12

June 1st, 2012 12:20 AM ET Debate over killer whales in SeaWorld A judge upheld safety violations against SeaWorld and said there should be better measures, like physical barriers, to protect trainers. Jack Hanna and David Kirby debate the treatment … Continue reading

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