New book paints SeaWorld in negative light over captivity of orcas

Posted Monday, July 16, 2012 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In the thorough and disturbing Death at SeaWorld, investigative journalist David Kirby (Evidence of Harm) uses Brancheau’s death as a springboard for examining the ethics of holding orcas in captivity; the culture of SeaWorld; a series of previous deaths caused by orcas at theme parks; the life of killer whales in the wild; the history of the anti-captivity movement; and the sad story of Keiko, the killer whale that starred in Free Willy.

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