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New Feature Story in Marie Claire Australia on Killer Whales in Captivity

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

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SeaWorld Cuts Part-Time Hours, Dodges Obamacare – No Surprise To Me

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

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CBS News: Free Shamu? Debate heats up over captive killer whales

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.

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“Shamu” to be Defended by Justice Scalia’s Son

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

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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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A Year Of Killer Whale News Since ‘Death at SeaWorld’ was Released

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

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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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