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Orcas With Jobs

Helene Hesselager O'Barry | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Helene Hesselager O'Barry

There is no freedom from their dependence on their human keepers for food. Captivity is a full-time duty that has been forced upon them by humans, and there are never any breaks from it.

Sea World Calls For End To Japanese Whaling

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.02.2016 | Green

Sea World Parks & Entertainment and the Humane Society of the United States are urging President Barack Obama to pressure Japan to end its whaling pro...

World's Loneliest Orca Still Stuck In America's Tiniest Tank

The Dodo | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.26.2016 | Green

Lolita — the unlucky orca who's spent 45 long years in captivity — isn't going anywhere, the Miami Seaquarium announced this week....

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.23.2017 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sea World vows to end captive orca breeding program; Great Barrier Reef i...

SeaWorld Ends Orca Breeding: Experts Weigh In

Carl Safina | Posted 03.18.2017 | Green
Carl Safina

Lolita is living out her lonely existence in sub-standard solitary confinement in Florida at the Miami Seaquarium. Her particular situation is the lowest-hanging fruit in improving humane treatment for captive orcas.

Orlando's 50 Miles of Family Fun

Kiley Smith | Posted 02.09.2017 | Travel
Kiley Smith

A Guide to Orlando Theme Parks, and the Fastest Way to get To and Through Them If you're looking for a vacation spot in the midst of all the actio...

Orlando: A Dream Destination

Anamika Ojha | Posted 01.19.2017 | Travel
Anamika Ojha

Orlando is my favorite place in Florida. It's just one and half hour drive from my place and most of the weekends, you will find me there. It offers ...

Whales in Captivity

Peter Neill | Posted 01.07.2017 | Green
Peter Neill

This controversy will continue, pitting commercial entertainment interests claiming educational and scientific purpose against animal rights organizations claiming commercialism and cruelty to animals.

CEO Offers $1 Million Toward Sanctuary, Asks SeaWorld To Free 1 Orca

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

The CEO of a baby product company wrote a letter pledging $1 million to kick-start a fund to create an orca ocean sanctuary and asking SeaWorld to rel...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; Pe...

'Jackass' Star Arrested After Anti-SeaWorld Stunt In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

Steve-O, one of the stars of the "Jackass" films and TV shows, was arrested on Sunday night after climbing a construction crane in Hollywood and infla...

I'll Never Take My Future Children to the Zoo or Circus

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Deborah Stachelski

The reality of zoos and animal theme parks is not one of a fun, family day. Parks and zoos do a beautiful job at selling the message that they are "animal friendly", but at the end of the day, no matter their efforts, those animals should never be in captivity.

Why We Must Raise Children Who Care About the Welfare of Animals

Lori Day | Posted 07.02.2016 | Parents
Lori Day

I think that what destroys me when I look at this image is the depth of despair of the bear who cannot understand his circumstances and will never escape them, and remembering that I saw bears just like this one during my childhood.

Another Sea Lion Rescued From Santa Barbara Oil Spill Dies

Reuters | Steve Gorman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Reuters) - A second sea lion rescued from along California's oil-fouled coastline near Santa Barbara has died at SeaWorld San Die...

Cruelty-Free Tourism

Cathy Kangas | Posted 05.18.2016 | 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...

'We Had Whales Who Were On Medication Every Single Day Of Their Life'

Posted 03.13.2015 | Green

Many SeaWorld orcas were on daily drugs to treat chronic stress, several of the park's former trainers have told The Dodo....

Ringling Bros. Circus vs. SeaWorld: One Will Survive, the Other Will Not

Kenneth Lerer | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Kenneth Lerer

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday that it will phase out the use of elephants in its circuses. Why? Because it knew that if it didn't do the "right" thing, it would be the end of its business.

Under The SeaWorld

Jure Klepic | Posted 04.22.2015 | Home
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?

A Day at Discovery Cove Orlando

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

I had high expectations for my visit to Discovery Cove. First and foremost, this is right up my alley. I love everything ocean and animal related, especially hands-on experiences.

'The End of SeaWorld'

Kenneth Lerer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Kenneth Lerer

SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It's only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here's why.

WATCH: Rescuers Save Baby Whale Trapped In Shark Net

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green

A baby humpback whale had to be rescued after it became entangled in a shark net near Southport, Australia on Monday. Staff from the Gold Coast Sea Wo...

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...

PETA Sues Airport Authority For Rejecting This Ad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

PETA says San Diego International Airport's rejection of its anti-SeaWorld poster just won't fly. So the animal rights group, with the help of the Ame...

You Won't Believe What Really Happened To Keiko, The Orca Whale Star of 'Free Willy'

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

We all saw “Free Willy,” we all loved “Free Willy.” But what happened to the real Willy? In a tragic, confounding dose of irony, Keiko, the wh...

SeaWorld's Latest Controversy

The Huffington Post | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

SeaWorld Entertainment is cutting back work hours for some part-time employees, a move that will help it avoid an Obamacare mandate to offer those wor...