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SeaWorld Appeal Denied: Federal Law Deemed Violated

SeaWorld Appeal Denied: Federal Law Deemed Violated

By Toni Matthews-El April 12, 2014

Nearly four years after the fatal drowning of a SeaWorld employee, an appellate court upheld a finding that SeaWorld had violated federal safety laws. The Occupational Safety and Health Act or OSHA requires that employees be allowed to work in …

Trace Adkins Drops SeaWorld Performance Trace Adkins Drops SeaWorld Performance

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 …

Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon Engulfed in Controversy, SeaWorld Turns to Groupon
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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 …

Martina McBride Cancels SeaWorld Performance Martina McBride Cancels SeaWorld Performance

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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 …

Martina McBride, .38 Special Cancel SeaWorld Show Martina McBride, .38 Special Cancel SeaWorld Show

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 …

SeaWorld Documentary Making Waves 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 …

REO Speedwagon Cancels SeaWorld Gig REO Speedwagon Cancels SeaWorld Gig

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 …

SeaWorld Killer Whale Team Battles OSHA in Court SeaWorld Killer Whale Team Battles OSHA in Court

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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 …

SeaWorld Appeals OSHA Contact Ban SeaWorld Appeals OSHA Contact Ban

After SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a Killer Whale in 2010, OSHA banned trainers from being in the water or having physical contact with the whales used in their shows. SeaWorld argues that the accident was an isolated …

SeaWorld Stranded Whale Video Angers Patrons

It has been a year of bad press for SeaWorld and more fuel has just been added to the fire. The family destination has been turning fans of the park to foes after a recent video went viral. The video …

Penguin Cam: SeaWorld Penguins Are Streaming Live

I’m pretty sure even the toughest, manliest, hairiest beast of a biker can’t help but smile when a bunch of penguins are playing and skidding around on the ice, and the reason for it is twofold: they’re adorable. And they’re …