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SeaWorld Loses (Again) in Fight Against OSHA

As weeks go, this one was a mixed bag for SeaWorld. Just three days after a California Assembly committee deferred voting on a bill to ban orca shows, pending further study, a Federal Court far across the country rejected SeaWorld’s … Continue reading

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Calif. Lawmaker to Propose Ban on Orcas in Captivity

In a surprising move that is sure to send shock waves across the entire captive whale and dolphin industry, a California lawmaker will propose legislation to outlaw Shamu shows at SeaWorld San Diego. State Assemblymember Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica, will … Continue reading

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Marine Science Today Interview: Part 2

David Kirby On Captive Orcas and His Book, ‘Death at SeaWorld’ – Part 2 Written by Marine Science Today Contributing Writer Michael Bear January 10, 2014 in Interviews, Other News, Whales & Dolphins This is part two of MST contributing … Continue reading

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New Interview in Marine Science Today

Many thanks to Mike Bear and MST. This is Part 1 – Part 2 will run tomorrow, Friday, January 10. January 9, 2014 Editor’s Note – Contributing MST writer Michael Bear is an AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) Science … Continue reading

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The OTHER “Blackfish Effect”

Several people have asked what impact Blackfish has had on DASW, and I would have to say it has been very positive. This morning, the Amazon numbers were still running strong for Kindle and Paperback, especially for an 18-month-old title. … Continue reading

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SeaWorld’s Very Rotten Year

This year may go down in history as the beginning of the end of keeping killer whales in captivity in the United States. Theme parks like SeaWorld only have themselves to blame. While the marine mammal theme park limps toward … Continue reading

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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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SeaWorld and OSHA Do Battle in Federal Appeals Court

On Tuesday, November 12, I attended oral arguments in the case between SeaWorld and OSHA in Washington, DC. The following report was originally published at Take.Part.com. The three-year legal battle between SeaWorld and the U.S. Department of Labor took a dramatic, … 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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