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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.

SHAMU FOR SALE -- Should You Invest in Captivity?

David Kirby | Posted 03.02.2013 | Green
David Kirby

Investing in the captivity of highly intelligent killer whales for public amusement carries with it considerable risks and drawbacks -- not just financially, but ethically and morally as well.

WATCH: Embracing The VIP Experience At Seaworld

Karen Schaler | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

From the moment we arrived at SeaWorld we got to experience what being a VIP was all about and let me tell you it made for an incredible day and a memory we'll all cherish forever.

Is Shamu a Republican?

David Kirby | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
David Kirby

There are close ties between the entertainment parks' owner, venture capital firm The Blackstone Group, and Mitt Romney's campaign.

Marion Cotillard, Fierce Opponent of Orca Captivity, Menaced By Killer Whale on Film Set

David Kirby | Posted 09.07.2012 | Books
David Kirby

French actress Marion Cotillard, who won the Best Actress Oscar for La Vie en Rose and will soon be seen in the summertime blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises, is speaking out about an incident she experienced with a killer whale while filming on the set of Rust and Bone, a French import due in U.S. theaters this fall.

Time to Phase Out the Shamu Shows

David Kirby | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
David Kirby

It is up to the courts and the government to decide if people should be allowed to perform in the water with killer whales. But it is up to the public, especially those who pay $80 or more to visit SeaWorld, to decide if orcas are better off in tanks, or in the ocean where they naturally evolved.

Federal Judge Blasts SeaWorld in Death of Orca Trainer

David Kirby | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
David Kirby

SeaWorld has lost its legal battle to overturn a federal safety violation in the 2010 death of Orlando orca trainer Dawn Brancheau, and was roundly defeated in its attempt to vacate OSHA-mandated measures to protect the safety of trainers.

SeaWorld Death Video Not Shown During Hearing

AP | KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

SANFORD, Fla. — Government attorneys declined to show video of a SeaWorld trainer being drowned by a killer whale during a hearing Tuesday over ...

Don't Worry, We're Fine!

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- The penguins, polar bears and walruses at San Diego's SeaWorld will be staying cool during an outage that has affected millions of people...

Water Parks In San Diego: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Wendy Gould | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Water parks in San Diego provide an exciting alternative to the beach for families, friends and even couples. Because San Diego is warm year-round, g...

Shamu's Twitter SHUT DOWN After Killer Whale Tilikum Kills Trainer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Shamu's Twitter musings are no more. The suspension of the tweeting killer whale's Twitter account comes shortly after the death of Sea World trainer...