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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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If CA Passes Orca Ban, What Happens to the “San Diego 10?”

California’s Orca Welfare and Safety Act, introduced last Friday by state Assemblymember Richard Bloom, D–Santa Monica, has sent shock waves throughout the media and the captive-marine-mammal industry. The bill would make it illegal to “hold in captivity, or use, a … 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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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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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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Students Produce Anti-Captivity Videon in SeaWorld’s Backyard

  Two weeks after the anti-captivity documentary Blackfish premiered on CNN, elevating to the national discourse an issue that had typically been the purview of cetacean activists, students at Point Loma High School in San Diego have produced a striking … Continue reading

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Gloucester Paper Covers Keynote at World Whale Conference

I gave the keynote address at the World Whale Conference on November 7, 2013 in Gloucester, MA, with the following coverage in the local newspaper:   Author decries keeping killer whales in captivity By Sean Horgan Staff Writer Killer whales … Continue reading

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