Everyone's favorite TV animal 'expert' goes off the rails warning about the dangers posed by the success of 'Blackfish.'
Just when you thought SeaWorld might outgrow its weird, cultlike behavior in its ongoing efforts to pretend there's nothing wrong with orca captivity, they turn around and issue ads that attack the very activists they're supposed to be allied with now.
The news that SeaWorld would stop its orca breeding program and stop their circus acts with the animals was a powerful sign that the dominant paradigm of corporate control is beginning to shift -- and not just on the animal-rights front. We all should be celebrating.
Recorded on the west side of San Juan Island June 8, 2013.
The conventional wisdom has held that the presence of big ships has not been a big problem for endangered orcas in the Salish Sea. That view may be about to change.
An encounter with orcas in a kelp bed on the west side of San Juan Island, muffled initially by the sound of a cargo ship in Haro Strait.
SeaWorld has been blitzing the airwaves claiming that the killer whales in the company's care live just as long as orcas in the wild. Well, a lie gussied up with mischaracterized science and statistics is still a lie.
SeaWorld has gone off the deep end, resorting to petty smear campaigns and ugly intimidation in its campaign to silence former orca trainer John Hargrove -- just like a certain cult we all know.
Corporate marine parks love to claim that the effort to return Keiko, the star of 'Free Willy,' to the wild only resulted in his death. In reality, it gave him years more life.
When a dead female orca from the endangered Southern Residents washed ashore with a fetus inside her, it set off all kinds of alarms. Three weeks later, a new calf's birth eased those fears a little -- but not much.
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