08/15/2012 09:53 am ET

The World’s Loneliest Whale: Send Shouka Back To France

Much attention has been paid to killer whales at SeaWorld lately—especially when it comes to chilling, high-profile attacks against trainers at “Shamu Stadium.” Those incidents, in particular the 2010 death of Dawn Brancheau by the orca Tilikum, raised new questions about the ethics of keeping such large, intelligent predators sentenced to life in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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