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Op-Ed: Blackfish highest rated film on CNN this year, dominates Twitter

SeaWorld perhaps believed it was the film that nobody would ever watch. Yet the premiere of Blackfish on CNN topped both Fox News and MSNBC from 9-11 PM in both the key news demo and younger viewers.

Op-Ed: Amid SeaWorld's silence, Blackfish premieres tonight on CNN

A week-long series of specials about orcas in captivity culminates tonight with the premiere of Blackfish on CNN. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's damning documentary focuses on Tilikum, SeaWorld's prime bull orca.

Advocates gather for Miami Seaquarium's lonely orca Lolita

Miami - Lolita, the sole killer whale at a Floridian marine park, received another boost last week as advocates held a last-minute rally to plead her case to Dateline, one of Australia's longest-running international current affairs programs.

Op-Ed: Is SeaWorld running scared? You decide

San Diego - SeaWorld executives rarely respond to criticism beyond a sentence or two. But today, the vice president of zoological operations for SeaWorld San Diego, Mike Scarpuzzi, published an entire editorial in the U-T San Diego.

Op-Ed: Four deaths not enough, SeaWorld wants trainers back in the water

Orlando - Not content with four deaths and numerous injuries to trainers by its killer whales, SeaWorld is rolling out a big shot lawyer in an attempt to get its trainers back into the water with captive orcas.

Death at SeaWorld sells out at Amazon UK in just sixteen days

On July 2nd, David Kirby's highly-acclaimed book, Death at SeaWorld, was released in paperback. It sold out at Amazon UK after just 16 days, and has entered its second printing.

Tilikum talks — Orca's story told in book and film

With both David Kirby's book -- Death At SeaWorld debuting in paperback, and the documentary 'Blackfish' opening across US and UK theatres, July is looking to become Tilikum's month.

Op-Ed: Humane Society video on the real Sea World

Washington - If you wonder why conservationists decry keeping orcas in artificial environments, this video should explain it. It disabuses any allegations by captive entertainment facilities that when orcas perform in parks, they are engaging in natural behaviors.

Review: Death at SeaWorld exposes the lethal legacy of orca captivity

From horrific orca captures to the tragic death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, David Kirby's groundbreaking investigative thriller chillingly exposes a side of SeaWorld deftly hidden from public view.

Judge: SeaWorld's trainers must be protected from killer whales

Orlando - In a long-awaited decision in the OSHA versus SeaWorld case, Judge Ken Welsch has ruled that the park's trainers should be protected by physical barriers or some other means providing the same level of safety, when working with killer whales.

Op-Ed: Death at SeaWorld book tour attracts supermodels and scientists

New York - With two months still to go until the launch of 'Death at SeaWorld' on July 17, author David Kirby's book is attracting critical acclaim from cetacean scientists, the endorsement of a supermodel and angst for those who would see the book banned.

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?
 

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PETA activists demonstrate outside the Macy s Herald Square store protesting the plan for SeaWorld t...
PETA activists demonstrate outside the Macy's Herald Square store protesting the plan for SeaWorld to have a float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
With permission by Reuters / Shannon Stapleton
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PETA activists demonstrate outside the Macy s Herald Square store protesting the plan for SeaWorld t...
PETA activists demonstrate outside the Macy's Herald Square store protesting the plan for SeaWorld to have a float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York
With permission by Reuters / Shannon Stapleton
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