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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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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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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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Paperback Cover for Death at SeaWorld is Ready!

I am pleased to announce that the cover for the paperback edition of DASW, which hits bookstores on July 2, is ready to go. What’s new on the front cover is a blurb from the fantastic Wall Street Journal review, … Continue reading

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Baby Orca Born into Troubled ‘Family’ at SeaWorld

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

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Its IPO Imminent, SeaWorld adds ‘Blackfish,’ ‘Death at SeaWorld,’ OSHA Case as Risk Factors to Its Business

SeaWorld Entertainment, likely under pressure from the Securities and Exchange Commission, has filed a revised prospectus for its Initial Public Offering by adding several “risk factors” for investors to consider that could negatively impact the company’s business. Among the risks … Continue reading

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