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Former Tilikum Trainers Take You Behind The Curtain At SeaWorld

Tim Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tim Zimmermann

It's not very shocking to think that life in marine park pools is not very good for large, intelligent mammals, used to a tight family social structure and the wide expanses of the open ocean. But there's more worth knowing than that.

Tommy Lee's SeaWorld Comments Raises Critical Questions

Tim Zimmermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tim Zimmermann

Like Aaron Sorkin's scathing takedown of Sarah Palin and her showy slaughter of a caribou, there are serious questions beneath the celebrity rubbernecking.

Troubled Waters at Sea World: Another Ex-Employee Alleges Obstruction in OSHA's Investigation of Orca Trainer's Death

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kirby

A former human resources director has come forward with her own allegations of obstruction and "stonewalling" during OSHA's official inquiry. The charges and counter-charges are messy.

Help! Dog Trapped in a Box!

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Now, right here in America, some people have imprisoned a dog inside a box barely bigger than his own body. He has been locked in the box for months. Why, you may ask, aren't these people in jail?

SeaWorld Citation More Evidence Against Captive Orcas

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

No human being has ever been seriously injured or killed by an orca in the wild, but four people have died and dozens have been injured, some very seriously, by captive orcas.

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

Thirteen Dolphins Ready, Waiting to Go Free

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

With dead dolphins washing up on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, wouldn't it be great if you knew you could help save a few? Thirteen, to be exact.

A Requiem For The Pursuit Of Knowledge

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

It was because of Dawn's life-long devotion to trying to understand the animals with which we share our planet that thousands of families were able to get close to these marvelous creatures.

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...

Curious about 'The Whale?' Read the Book

Peter Christian Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Christian Hall

Philip Hoare pays eloquent tribute to the beauty, power, and history of the sea's mightiest creatures. Can readers who have discovered the elegance and mystery of whales ever again enjoy a seaquarium?

Tilikum: After The SeaWorld Killer Whale Attack, What Should We Do With Captive Orcas?

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While we as humans might find it appealing to free a long-term captive animal, the survival and well being of the animal may be severely impacted in d...

SeaWorld Killing: Park Now Faces A Major Public Relations Challenge

AP | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

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Seaworld Trainer Dead: Whale

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday in its jaws and thrashed the woman around underwat...