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

Thursday, June 28th, 2012 | Permalink

by David Kirby

Editor’s note: On Feb. 24, 2010, a SeaWorld Orlando orca named Tilikum killed his trainer, Dawn Brancheau, in a shockingly violent display of aggression witnessed by park visitors—his third fatal victim in 27 years of captivity. The tragedy dredged to the surface age-old questions about the wisdom and morality of holding intelligent, socially complex, self-aware animals in small tanks to perform tricks in front of an audience. In his book Death at SeaWorld, author David Kirby exposes the risky business of keeping killer whales in captivity. The edited excerpt that follows examines the inner lives of SeaWorld’s orcas and the backstage doubts experienced by four trainers who worked at the Orlando location.

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Op-Ed: 'Whale Trainer Barbie' should be Whale Trainer Barbaric …

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 | Permalink

327003,327002,326999. News · Blogs · Groups · Images … Furthermore, Voice of the Orcas, a website hosted by former SeaWorld trainers, has revealed that SeaWorld was deliberately obscure about the history of its killer whales, including Tilikum, who has now been implicated in three human deaths. There is also … But the creation of the Whale Trainer Barbie has also managed to piss off two of the most passionate and protective entities on this planet. Mothers and …

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