Orca experts visit Puget Sound, off the coast of Seattle, and compare the life of a killer whale in the wild (the real sea world) with…
Why is Nakai, one of the orcas at SeaWorld San Diego, swimming around the tank with half his chin missing? Whatever the exact cause of his wound, one thing is for sure: things like this don’t happen to orcas in the wild. It’s just the latest in an endless series of injuries at deaths at marine circuses.
Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has told SeaWorld they can’t use any of his music at their marine circus acts. In a letter to John T.…
Since the day six-ton orca Tilikum dragged his trainer, Dawn Brancheau, into the pool, savaged her and killed her, SeaWorld has kept all trainers out of…
This is the video of a killer whale trainer being dragged underwater in 2006 by one of the orcas at SeaWorld San Diego. It was released…
More and more people are deciding not to take the family to these seaquariums. David Kirby’s new book, “Death at SeaWorld – Shamu and the dark side of killer whales in captivity”, will only propel the exodus. It’s an engrossing story that also raises serious questions about not just the ethics of keeping the world’s top predator in the equivalent of a bathtub for their entire lives, but also the safety of it.
Tilikum in isolation after killing his trainer SeaWorld claims it can stop its enraged, depressed, captive orcas from killing their trainers by slapping the water to…
Two big no-no’s at this year’s Genesis Awards. The HSUS needs a whole new selection committee, plus it should have raised holy hell and walked away from the relationship with Animal Planet.
How grotesque is this? Mattel’s latest Barbie doll is a SeaWorld trainer: With this Barbie I Can Be SeaWorld Trainer Nikki Doll and Playset Nikki doll…
The judge ruled against PETA in its case accusing SeaWorld of holding orcas as slaves in violation of the 13th Amendment. PETA calls it a victory anyway. But a leading animal rights attorney fears the case may have set back the cause of animal rights.
Yesterday, a Federal Court in San Diego held a hearing on a Motion to Dismiss filed by SeaWorld in a case where PETA claimed that SeaWorld was enslaving orcas in violation of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Morgan’s arrival at the amusement park follows a long court dispute between commercial interests and animal protection groups.
There’s something a bit creepy about SeaWorld spokesman David Koontz telling us that Ikaika the pre-teen, troubled orca “will become a member of our family.”
SeaWorld is back in court today to defend itself against charges of “willful” neglect by OSHA in the death of killer whale trainer Dawn Brancheau by orca Tilikum.
Demanding constitutional rights won’t fly. But watch for another approach that will soon change everything.
We learn about the “Tilly Talk” that’s given to all new trainers at SeaWorld. The message: “If you end up in the water with Tilikum, you’re going to die.”
Witnesses at the hearing that pits SeaWorld against the OSHA were once again focusing on how exactly killer whale Tilikum pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau into the water before killing her.
SeaWorld claims that its marine circus acts are an educational experience. Well, this week, in court, we got a real education.
In the third day of the hearing, OSHA showed a 2006 video of trainer, Ken Peters, being nearly drowned at SeaWorld San Diego by orca Kasatka.
A key witness in the dispute between OSHA and SeaWorld testified that killer whale Tilikum grabbed trainer Dawn Brancheau by the arm, not by her ponytail.