RAVE REVIEWS FOR ‘DEATH AT SEAWORLD’
- "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
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- What’s Eating ‘Keet,’ SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?
- SEAWORLD GOES PUBLIC TODAY – Statement by David Kirby
- SeaWorld Suffers Legal Setback in Fight Against OSHA
- Feds in Settlement Talks with SeaWorld in Trainer Death Case: Will History Repeat Itself?
- Kids File “Visual Briefs” in Legal Drama to Free the Orca Lolita
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Today, SeaWorld and the Blackstone Group will offer their IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. I would never advise anyone on investments, but I would ask them to consider the moral, ethical and safety issues of keeping killer whales … Continue reading
Even as SeaWorld and OSHA engage in settlement talks over the 2010 killing of trainer Dawn Brancheau by the orca Tilikum, the company has suffered a legal setback in its fight to keep OSHA inspectors from interviewing trainers about federally … Continue reading
This article first appeared at www.takepart.com If you were a dolphin, what would your name be? It may sound like a pointless question from a Barbara Walters Oscar-night special, but it’s actually a serious line of inquiry explored by scientists. … Continue reading
SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating the birth of a baby killer whale on this Valentine’s Day, backstage at Shamu Stadium. But not everyone is delighted with the news. Anti-captivity activists say the newborn has a hard life ahead, in a … Continue reading
The Columbus Post Dispatch has named Death at SeaWorld one of the top three nonfiction books of 2012. Quite an honor. Nonfiction • Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Whales in Captivity (St. Martin’s) by David Kirby: … Continue reading
Saturday, October 6, 2012 New Hampshire 1:00-3:00pm 202 Old Rochester Road Somersworth, NH 03878 David Kirby will be making a New Hampshire stop on his New England tour to read from his book, discuss its contents, and sign copies. This … Continue reading
SeaWorld has filed an appeal in federal court in the death of Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau, even as it remains in violation of the ruling it seeks to overturn. SeaWorld filed its petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for … Continue reading
Kirby’s new book, “Death At SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity,” is a sweeping examination of all aspects of orcas in the wild, orcas in captivity (with emphasis on the titular SeaWorld), a wide array … Continue reading
There’s a new book out today that I think is required reading for anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the glamour of SeaWorld. I was sent a pre-release copy and can’t put it down. The book … Continue reading
Plurality Opposed to the Practice Captivity 4-in-5 Agree It Shortens Killer Whale Lifespans Ending Orca Shows Would Not Affect Attendance A new poll just out this morning, the first-ever survey of US public opinion on attitudes toward keeping killer whales … Continue reading