Only 14 percent of people who viewed Blackfish would choose to take their families to SeaWorld, signifying that the time has come to consider alternatives for the intelligent animals that are kept in theme parks for amusement.
Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful.
Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.
SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating the birth of a killer whale on this Valentine's Day backstage at Shamu Stadium. But not everyone is delighted with the news. Anti-captivity activists say the newborn has a hard life ahead in a grotesquely unnatural world.
OSHA's obligation is to protect all employees against any unnecessary risks. And if that means putting a physical barrier between human workers and potentially lethal animals, the Feds are saying so be it.
Richard O'Barry gets misty eyed when he talks about Cathy. His beautiful girl died in his arms. Suicide he says. Cathy was a bottlenose dolphin, one of five he trained for the 60′s television hit Flipper.