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Incident report into park trainer's death raises concerns Special

Puerto De La Cruz - Two months prior to the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, another SeaWorld-owned orca killed trainer Alexis Martinez. The official incident report filed after the accident, revealed several concerns.

Op-Ed: SeaWorld is slapped again by OSHA for repeat violation

Orlando - It's been three years since Dawn Brancheau was mercilessly killed by SeaWorld's bull orca -- Tilikum. Yet despite four human deaths, the marine park still allows dangerous interactions between its whales and trainers. Last Friday, OSHA spanked them again.

Video: Former trainers host Q&A session on Tilikum's turf

Sarasota - Several former SeaWorld trainers walked the red carpet April 5 for the Sarasota Film Festival premiere of the movie Blackfish. Following the movie's conclusion, a Q&A session held with a packed crowd at the Van Wezel theatre garnered a standing ovation.

Op-Ed: Documents show SeaWorld waited 27 mins to call 911 after attack Special

Orlando - In Feb. 2010, SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed during a show by the orca Tilikum. Official documents from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, showed that SeaWorld dispatchers waited 27 minutes before dialing 911 for help. Why?

Orca who killed SeaWorld trainer performs again amid protests

Orlando - Tilikum, the SeaWorld ocra responsible for the death of 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau, was greeted by thunderous applause when he took the stage at Shamu Stadium while animal rights activists gathered outside the gates of the Orlando park.

SeaWorld trainers prepare to swim with killer whales again

Orlando - SeaWorld officials say they are preparing trainers to re-enter the tanks with the park's killer whales for the first time in a year following the death of veteran trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed by the orca Tilikum in full view of an audience.

Tilikum the Killer Whale and "Breakfast of Champions"

Tilikum, the killer whale, attacked a trainer after a show. These animals are highly intelligent natural predators which are ALMOST always predictable. But why does it have to be the trainer's fault?
 

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PETA accused Orange County Sheriff s Office of a botched investigation and SeaWorld  of a cover up.
PETA accused Orange County Sheriff's Office of a botched investigation and SeaWorld, of a cover up.
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This authentic but blurry image of the rescue attempt to deploy the net and aid Dawn was taken from ...
This authentic but blurry image of the rescue attempt to deploy the net and aid Dawn was taken from the timeline of the camera at G Pool. Dawn's body was noted as lifeless at 7 minutes, with the 911 call still around 19 minutes from being forwarded to the Sheriff's office.
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