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- 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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The November issue of Marie Claire Australia has published a major spread I wrote about the growing controversy over killer whales in captivity, in advance of the premiere of Blackfish down under. To read a PDF of the full article, … Continue reading
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is cutting hours for 18,000 part-time and seasonal workers, in a move that will allow it to skirt provisions of the new Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and save millions from not providing healthcare coverage to those … Continue reading
David Kirby appeared on CBS this Morning on Saturday, August 2, to discuss the growing debate over killer whales in captivity. The video clip may be viewed here.
SeaWorld has just pulled out a big legal gun in its ongoing fight against the Obama Administration over trainer safety at the company’s three killer whale stadiums. Eugene Scalia, the son of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, once described … Continue reading
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
(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
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
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
Last July, after releasing the Death at SeaWorld hardcover edition, I began blogging for the wonderful website www.takepart.com, which is a great online news sources for wildlife stories (and many other social-action oriented issues). I decided to put together all … Continue reading
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