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Congress tries to ban orcas from captivity

As if “Blackfish” hasn’t gotten enough press, it seems that the film has now reached the federal level. Legislation has been introduced in Congress, as HR 4019 (Schiff, D-CA) would bring an end to killer whales at federally-licensed facilities, like SeaWorld. Do you think Sea World should be forced to end their captivity via a bill

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Is Sea World Finally Clearing Its Name?

Sea World got socked pretty hard again last year with another drop in attendance according to the report by the Themed Entertainment Association. Their Orlando park was hit with another drop, this time by 8%, which isn’t nearly as bad as the San Diego park taking a 12% dip. By far, these were the biggest

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Sea World’s Recent Press Nightmare

The last week of March 2015 has been a roller coaster for Sea World Parks. First, they announced their new park CEO, Joel Manby who was the former head of Herschend Entertainment. Manby comes in after the last CEO stepped down in December of 2014, most likely from pressure due to “Blackfish” and trying to

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Sea World To Expand Killer Whale Habitats

On August 15th, Sea World Parks announced a bold move to educate the public about killer whales. The Blue World Project will take place in all three parks: San Diego, Orlando and San Antonio. Essentially, all three parks will expand their killer whale habitats by adding additonal viewing areas. This new space will let them

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In Defense of Sea World Safety

Today, Sea World returns to court to appeal the OSHA ruling earlier this year stating that trainers are no longer allowed in the tank with killer whales without some sort of barrier. The decision is a result of the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer who was killed at the Dine With Shamu dinner show

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