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Cruelty-Free Tourism

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Cathy Kangas

I believe that one of the best ways to help the plight of animals around the world is for a tourism boycott to cities, states and countries where anim...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Jane Goodall Says SeaWorld 'Should Be Closed Down' | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

“It’s not only that they’re really big, highly intelligent and social animals so that the capture and confinement in itself is cruel."

#AskSeaWorld Twitter Campaign Pretty Much Goes How You'd Expect

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

SeaWorld dived into the Twitter shark tank with an #AskSeaWorld campaign this week, but the move probably didn't go the way the theme park intended. ...

Why SeaWorld Can't and Shouldn't Float: Censorship and Business Ethics

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Marc Bekoff

The panelists were told that, unlike all of the other sessions at the conference, the captivity panel wasn't going to be recorded.

Under The SeaWorld

Jure Klepic | Posted 04.22.2015 | Books
Jure Klepic

What would you do if you were forced to bury secrets about your life and your very being deep inside your soul for years and years? How would you feel if the only job you had ever wanted and known turned out to have a very dark side?

Why Is the Miami Seaquarium Lying About Keiko?

Theresa Demarest | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Theresa Demarest

LOS ANGELES - More than two decades ago, another orca was languishing in poor health, alone in a small concrete tank, performing tricks in an amusemen...

SeaWorld CEO To Step Down

AP | By SARAH SKIDMORE SELL | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Thursday that its CEO is stepping down as head of the company and named its chairman as inter...

From Killer Looks to No-Kill to Nabbing a Kitten Killer: The Barbi Twins Connect the Dots to Save Animals

Joan K. Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

What do stray cats and the ocean have to do with each other? Quite a bit in the current work of Shane and Sia Barbi, better known as the Barbi Twin...

SeaWorld Won't Fight OSHA Citation Any Longer

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a...

Struggling SeaWorld To Improve Conditions For Killer Whales

AP | By MARLEY JAY | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger en...

Controversial Film Has Really Hurt SeaWorld

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (SEAS) fell Wednesday after the theme park operator reported second-quarter profit and sa...

SeaWorld And Southwest Airlines To End Partnership

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies...

National Aquarium Considers Scrapping Dolphin Exhibit, Citing Concerns About Animals' Well-Being

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at ...

Empty the Tanks; One Woman's Dream Resonates Worldwide

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

If you take Gandhi's statement, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world," and blend it with Mother Theresa's "If you want to change the world, pick up a broom." you will have Rachel Carbary's formula for creating a successful grassroots effort for change.

SeaWorld Orca Trainers Begin Using Safety Vests

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trainers at Sea World's marine parks began wearing inflatable safety vests Monday whenever they work near killer whales, yet an...

12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment

As you search for a movie to watch this weekend, consider abandoning the fictional for some real-life drama. Here are 12 completely fantastic document...

Bill Would End SeaWorld Killer Whale Shows In California

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on ...

New Bill Aims To Stop SeaWorld From Making Orcas Perform

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

A lawmaker in California has proposed a bill that would outlaw San Diego’s SeaWorld park from breeding orcas in captivity and would ban the import a...

Former Dolphin Trainer Speaks Out on the Horrors of Captivity

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

As shown in the film Blackfish, training dolphins can leave you with a broken heart; first drawn in by the desire to be close to these charismatic animals, every trainer soon learns the dark underside of the dolphin trade and subsequently either make their peace with the miserable truth, or walk away.

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working.

Lauren Duca

Whether You're In Love Or Just Stalking Someone, This Chart Will Find Your Valentine's Day Movie | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment

Valentine's Day is a time for saying "I love you." (This is true even if the sentiment is directed toward a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.) So, whet...

Lonely Orca Lolita May Finally Be Going Home

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Lolita has been crammed inside a tank barely any larger than the length of her own body at the Miami Seaquarium for more than four decades. Lolita's wretched world is the smallest tank in North America.

Former SeaWorld Trainer: 'They Care About The Animals As Much As They Care About The Dollar Signs'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Since the release of "Blackfish" -- a highly controversial documentary that largely scrutinizes SeaWorld's orca management -- the marine park has face...

Examining the Docs: This Year's Oscar-Nominated Documentaries

Jon Eig | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

If I'm choosing between two movies and both are entertaining and informative, but one is clearly out to change the world, I do find myself favoring the world-changer. That comes into play this year for me, though it may not for you.

3 Lies SeaWorld Wants You To Believe | Posted 01.19.2014 | Green

Just three of the smaller lies SeaWorld instructs its employees to tell guests about the whales: ...