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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.

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Reveals 'Stupid' Company Lie To Jon Stewart

The Dodo | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
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Former orca whale trainer John Hargrove visited "The Daily Show" on Thursday night, telling host Jon Stewart that SeaWorld has a "cult-like mentality....

#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. ...

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.

How One SeaWorld Trainer Decided He Couldn't Work There Anymore

The Dodo | Melissa Cronin | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green
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After nearly two decades at SeaWorld, senior orca trainer John Hargrove still believed in the marine park's mission....

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

Marc Bekoff | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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.

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 02.06.2015 | Green

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

Public Opinions Shifting Towards Dolphins In Captivity, Activist Says

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Ric O'Barry feels the tide turning in his long quest to change the public's mind about dolphins in captivity. ...

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...

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...

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."

Jane Goodall Talks SeaWorld, Twitter, And The Power Of Viral Animal Videos

The Dodo | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green

Dr. Jane Goodall needs very little introduction. The world’s leading expert on chimpanzees is largely responsible for refocusing scientific study to...

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...

'The End of SeaWorld'

Kenneth Lerer | Posted 10.14.2014 | 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.

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...

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 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...

Dozens Stranded When SeaWorld Ride Malfunctions

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dozens of people were stranded more than 200 feet up on a revolving tower at SeaWorld San Diego for hours Sunday when a power failu...

Thrill Rides! Orlando's Top Roller Coasters

WHERE | Posted 08.09.2014 | Travel
WHERE

With super-turbo speeds and insane upside-down loops, these roller coasters aren't for the kiddos.

'You Know What SeaWorld, Why Don't You Eat My ****?'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green

In a new video from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), actor Jason Biggs basically tells SeaWorld to shove it up its blowhole for its...

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.

Pending Vegan

Francis Levy | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The central character of Jonathan Lethem's recent short story, "Pending Vegan," (The New Yorker, 4/7/14) has just gone off Celexa. Paul Espeseth's p...