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SeaWorld’s Twitter Q&A Goes About How You’d Expect

SeaWorld is not the most popular company in America. Activists have been raising concerns about SeaWorld’s treatment of its animals, especially its Orca whales, for some time. But a 2013 documentary called Blackfish really started a firestorm of controversy around the theme park. That documentary focuses on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned the treatment of orcas …

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Anti Sea World Ads: PETA Knows How To Make ‘Em

The San Diego International Airport has decided that they will allow an anti Sea World ad to be posted in the terminal. The ad will be allowed to stay in the terminal for a month. The ad was created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and will appear in the airport on Thursday. The airport’s decision to allow …

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Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred

The show will go on–for now. Following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, an assemblyman in California proposed legislation that would end orca shows in the state–namely at SeaWorld San Diego. To the dismay of many animal rights activists, the bill was deferred until at least next year. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act bill (also called the “Blackfish bill”) …

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SeaWorld May Be In Serious Trouble Following Proposed Legislation

Some new legislation that is being proposed by a California lawmaker may have serious implications on SeaWorld, the recently dubbed “abusement park,” which has had a great deal of light shed on its practices in the past year, following the release of the documentary Blackfish. Supporters of the documentary, and animal rights activists around the world may have just had …

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Bindi Irwin, Steve Irwin’s Daughter, Facing Backlash For SeaWorld Partnership

After all of the problems that SeaWorld has had since the release of the groundbreaking documentary Blackfish, it is surprising that someone like Bindi Irwin would want to be involved with the organization in any way. Bindi Irwin is the 15-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin, who spent his life working with wild animals, and eventually died while on …

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Trace Adkins Drops SeaWorld Performance Amid “Blackfish” Controversy

Add Trace Adkins to the long list of musicians who have already dropped their shows at SeaWorld. While it was originally just the animal activists fighting for the treatment of the whales, everyone is starting to join in, and realizing how poorly the orcas are treated while in captivity. Amid the controversy surrounding the theme park since the release of …

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Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon

It’s been a rough year for SeaWorld – at least in terms of press. Back in January, a documentary called Blackfish premiered at Sundance and caught fire. That documentary focused on Tilikum, an orca residing at SeaWorld, Orlando, and condemned the treatment of orcas in captivity. The film centers around the death of Dawn Brancheau, a SeaWorld trainer, who was …

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Martina McBride Cancels SeaWorld Performance

Martina McBride is the latest musician to back out of a scheduled performance at SeaWorld. Since the release of the documentary film Blackfish, performers have been petitioned by animal rights groups, and encouraged to back out because of SeaWorld’s poor record of treatment for their animals. The film depicts the treatment of an orca that killed its SeaWorld trainer back …

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Martina McBride, .38 Special Cancel SeaWorld Performances

Following suit with six others that have also been scheduled to perform and recently cancelled, Martin McBride and 38 Special have refused to perform at SeaWorld. Since the release of the buzzed about documentary Blackfish, many people have become more aware of the some of the unsafe and inhumane practices that are done involving the whales at SeaWorld. Over the …

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SeaWorld Documentary Making Waves

SeaWorld continues to undergo scrutiny after the film, “Blackfish” was released. The documentary discusses the captivity of killer whale Tilikum and its role in the deaths of three individuals while revealing specific practices used at the park. The film made the list for the Best Documentary at the Oscars last week. SeaWorld claims the film is not an accurate representation …

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REO Speedwagon Becomes Latest Musical Act To Cancel Show At Seaworld

In an effort to expose the horrors of what goes on at SeaWorld, a documentary called Blackfish has created quite a stir in the media recently. Since being shown on CNN in November, the documentary has become more mainstream, and as a result, REO Speedwagon, in addition to several other musicians, have recently cancelled their shows at SeaWorld. The Blackfish …

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SeaWorld Killer Whale Team Battles OSHA in Court

SeaWorld is a popular destination the world over for the up-close-and-personal viewing people are able to experience with sea life. In the past, trainers were actively involved in water presentations with some of the marine creatures. However, the tragic death of 40-year-old trainer, Dawn Brancheau, spiraled the entertainment company into legal concerns with (OSHA) the Occupational Safety and Health Administration …

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