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SeaWorld Hit With Lawsuit Over Orca Treatment

The Dodo | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green

SeaWorld was hit with another lawsuit Thursday that claims the park misled the public about its treatment of orcas, the Orlando Sentinel reported....

Do Orcas Go Crazy Because of Petting Pools, Loss of Trust, and False Hopes?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.01.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

It is objectively clear that there is a correlation between "petting pool" history and significant, later orca aggression. An entirely new scientific investigation into the why can now begin.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.31.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

The second installment of my captivating interview with Alejandra Ortiz and Luis Maurette of Lulacruza.

Exclusive Interview With Lulacruza - Part 1

Morena Duwe | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Electro-shamanic duo, Lulacruza (Luis Maurette and Alejandra Ortiz), are beautifying the sonic world with their earthly sounds and profound lyricism. A perfect blend of electronic and acoustic, the music of Lulacruza encompasses the spirit of humans, animals and nature.

Beneath the Surface: SeaWorld Insider Goes Beyond Blackfish

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.26.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

John Hargrove is a very courageous man, and his book is open and honest and we should all thank him for taking the time to write it. I'm sure the orcas and all other animals languishing and being used and abused in captivity would thank him if they could.

SeaWorld Attendance Plummets

The Dodo | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green

SeaWorld's troubles persist as evidenced by its fourth quarter earnings released Thursday. Attendance and revenue continued to drop, and SeaWorld suff...

Washington State Mulls Ban On Killer Whale Capture

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman Feb 5 (Reuters) - Washington state senators held a hearing on Thursday to consider banning the increasingly controv...

WATCH: These Wild Orcas Don't Need A Tank To Put On A Show

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

Who needs SeaWorld when you have wild and healthy killer whales as friendly as these guys? Last week, a pod of five orcas unwittingly made Rich Ger...

What SeaWorld Should Do

Mark J. Palmer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Green
Mark J. Palmer

SeaWorld's value as a business on the stock market has gone way way down. Well, SeaWorld, now that we have your attention...

Orca Rescue

Nadia Aly | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Nadia Aly

Dr. Ingrid Visser dedicates her life and her research to help the most intelligent predator on earth -- Orca. She swims with wild orca and advocates for modern solutions to release orcas from captivity.

Why a 13-Year-Old Jumped a Barricade to Protest SeaWorld

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Macy's hosted a SeaWorld float again this year, perhaps thinking it would get a different result. It didn't. PETA supporters, including young Rose, again scaled the barriers at Thursday's parade and displayed posters proclaiming, "SeaWorld Hurts Orcas."

Puget Sound Killer Whale Calf Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington o...

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...

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...

The Old Lady and the Sea

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

With nowhere to go and no way to pass the hours at SeaWorld, captive orcas often gnaw on the concrete and iron-bar tank separators, sometimes breaking their teeth and leaving the pulp exposed and painfully raw.

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 Loses Appeal Of Ruling On Death Of Orca Trainer

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

(Adds government response, paragraph 7) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Fri...

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 ...

Killer Whale Activists Try Again To Free Lolita After 43 Years At Miami Seaquarium

Miami Herald | Cammy Clark | Posted 02.02.2014 | Miami

A wetsuit-clad trainer stands on a platform in the middle of a pool and announces to the audience of tourists and schoolchildren: “And now it’s ti...

Killer Trip Chasing Killer Whales

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

There is no better place, no better time. The salmon are running, and the weather is fine. Our target waters have the highest density of orcas anywhere in the world. I'm going to feel the spray of flying flukes, and wink at the melon-sized eye of an orca.

Saving These Rare Orcas? Protect Their Favorite Haunts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Critical habitat designations prevent the federal government from undertaking or approving activities that reduce an area's ability to support an endangered species. Species with designated critical habitat are more than twice as likely to show signs of improvement than those without.

PETA's Dramatic Response To SeaWorld's Float Leads To 19 Arrests

Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

At the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., SeaWorld's float depicted a happy family of orcas swimming free in the sea. The animal right...

Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Show After Watching 'Blackfish'

Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: The fallout from the animal documentary "Blackfish" continues to plague SeaWorld - with the theme p...

Stuck on Whales and Dolphins - Remoras Are Not as Creepy as They Look

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

They look creepy and slimy enough, as though they are sucking the blood of their host, but remoras are not giant leeches - it turns out that while not entirely benign, remoras do little harm to their hosts in normal circumstances.

Rare Killer Whale Eats Shark Off Hawaii Coast

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green

A group of researchers got a lucky surprise at the end of their 15-day field project in the waters off Hawaii Island. On Friday, the Cascadia Resea...