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SeaWorld Loses Appeal Of Ruling On Death Of Orca Trainer

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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 ...

5 Frat Brothers Break Into SeaWorld And Eat Ice Cream

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.13.2014 | College

Five University of Houston fraternity members are accused of breaking into SeaWorld in San Antonio and eating ice cream. According to KENS, the fi...

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...

PETA Slams Bindi Irwin For SeaWorld Partnership

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green

PETA is not happy with Bindi Irwin and her recent partnership with SeaWorld. The animal rights organization slammed Irwin, daughter of the late wi...

SeaWorld Slapped With Citations

The Dodo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited SeaWorld Orlando for violating the Animal Welfare Act, namely for keeping expired veterinary materials an...

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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.

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...

3 Lies SeaWorld Wants You To Believe

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.19.2014 | Green

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

This SeaWorld-Blackfish Poll Smells Fishy

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Something smells a little fishy. In a recent poll about CNN's "Blackfish," a documentary about an orca held by SeaWorld, an overwhelming majority ...

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...

SeaWorld Fires Back Over Blackfish

Ronn Torossian | Posted 02.26.2014 | Media
Ronn Torossian

SeaWorld supporters may be swayed, as it's an interesting approach to a PR crisis -- In addressing the conversation without directly addressing the catalyst for the conversation, it's a smart PR tactic.

Blackfish Backlash Continues

John P. David | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
John P. David

From what I know about orca public relations, I think SeaWorld's got a big problem.

Best Budget Destinations for 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Dipping hotel rates, new attractions, and some perennially affordable sights and eats make these five cities ideal to consider for your travel itinerary this year.

Heart, Barenaked Ladies Cancel SeaWorld Gig After Documentary

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 12.09.2013 | Entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rock bands Heart and Barenaked Ladies along with country singer Willie Nelson have canceled their planned performances at S...

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...

A Mother's Plea for the Orcas at SeaWorld

Tracy Reiman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Tracy Reiman

Few people today believe that keeping these animals -- who have evolved to swim in the vast open oceans over the course of millions of years -- in captivity is ethically defensible.

How SeaWorld Keeps the Body Clocks of Its Antarctic Penguins on South Pole Time

Jim Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

You know that out-of-sync feeling you have for those first few days after Daylight Savings Time? Where your internal body clock is telling you that it's one time while the light levels outside are telling you that it's an entirely different time? Well, then imagine how tough it must be to be an Antarctic penguin on display in Orlando.

SeaWorld Appeal Could Force Taming Of Its Popular Shows

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Carlyn Kolker Oct 29 (Reuters) - A killer whale, the lawyer-son of a Supreme Court justice and the grisly death of wildlife trainer...

How U.S. Theme Parks Are Gearing Up For Halloween

Budget Travel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

It's never too early to start planning for Halloween, and some theme parks start the festivities in late September. We've got the inside scoop on Halloween events happening this year at Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and Six Flags theme parks.

11 Best Winter Getaways to Lock in NOW

Budget Travel | Posted 09.24.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know: You've still got some sand in your shoes. Who wants to think about winter when it's still so far away? But you might want to reconsider. If you want a price as dreamy as these trips, don't wait for the first snowfall to make your reservation.

Keiko (Free Willy): 20 Years Later, History Proves His Release to Have Been the Right Decision

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 11.17.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

By any measurement, Keiko's release was a phenomenal success, and the process of giving him years of health and freedom is symbolic of what we cherish most in ourselves -- the ability to act with compassion and to right wrongs; when we know better, we do better.

Blackfish and Keiko: The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy

Theresa Demarest | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Theresa Demarest

It is our first hope that folks will watch BLACKFISH. Probably for the first time they will understand in a most graphic way the problems inherent in keeping these orcas captive.

Why SeaWorld's Cuts in Staff Hours Is No Suprise To Me

David Kirby | Posted 11.11.2013 | Business
David Kirby

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is cutting hours for 18,000 part-time and seasonal workers, in a move that will allow it to skirt provisions of the new Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and save millions from not providing healthcare coverage to those employees at 11 parks around the country.