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Hurt By 'Blackfish' Documentary, SeaWorld Announces Changes To Orca Pens

Hurt By 'Blackfish' Documentary, SeaWorld Announces Changes To Orca Pens

(WJLA video, text by AP) "Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild." As the screen grab indicates PETA and other animal rights groups were less than impressed.
Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

Lolita And Freedom: Feds' Orca Decision Shifts The Tide

It's a provocative question: If an aquarium or zoo possesses a member of an endangered population, should it be required to attempt to return it to the wild and that home population? A federal decision on the captive orca Lolita yesterday may have shifted the ground rules of that debate.