SeaWorld Is Doing Absolutely Terribly

SeaWorld announced Wednesday that in the third quarter of 2014, income and attendance were significantly down compared this time last year. Hmm, I wonder why? » 11/12/14 1:00pm 11/12/14 1:00pm

SeaWorld Officially Gives Up on Having Their Trainers Swim with Orcas

It's the beginning of the end, hopefully! In response to the continuing post-Blackfish revolt, rapidly falling stock, and a subsequent federal safety citation, SeaWorld has officially stopped all "close contact" between whales and trainers during shows. » 8/20/14 6:00pm 8/20/14 6:00pm

35 Disney Employees Busted for Child Sex Offenses in the Last 10 Years

Horrifying: Since 2006, at least 35 Disney employees have been arrested and "accused of sex crimes involving children, trying to meet a minor for sex, or for possession of child pornography." 32 have been convicted. » 7/15/14 3:00pm 7/15/14 3:00pm

Watch Jason Biggs's Anti-Sea World PSA for PETA

Jason Biggs is so psyched to go to Sea World, you guys! He's super excited to take his kids there some day and enjoy all the fun the theme park has to—OH. No, wait. Yikes. » 5/18/14 10:30pm 5/18/14 10:30pm

US Appeals Court Upholds $12,000 Fine Against Sea World

In another blow to SeaWorld, a US Appeals court upheld an OSHA ruling that found the company at fault for the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau. » 4/11/14 6:15pm 4/11/14 6:15pm

Attendance at SeaWorld Is Down But It's Totally Not Blackfish's Fault

In a call with investors Thursday, SeaWorld Chief Executive Officer Jim Atchison celebrated the company's earnings increase for 2013, but downplayed the decrease in attendance that occurred during that same time period. » 3/14/14 10:20am 3/14/14 10:20am

SeaWorld Has a New PR Nightmare: This Girl Who Was Bitten by a Dolphin

Last week, a 9-year-old girl was bitten by a dolphin at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas. Now PETA is trying to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the bite. » 2/28/14 12:00pm 2/28/14 12:00pm

19 Arrested At Tournament of Roses Parade In Protest Against Sea World

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Blackfish Convinces Musical Acts to Cancel SeaWorld Performances

The gut-wrenching documentary Blackfish is having the exact effect SeaWorld worried it might have: it's putting people off of SeaWorld, most recently musical acts like the Canadian band Heart, Willie Nelson, and Barenaked Ladies. » 12/08/13 2:30pm 12/08/13 2:30pm

Yes, a SeaWorld Thanksgiving Parade Float Is In Pretty Bad Taste

I didn't see Blackfish, mostly because I think it would make me horribly depressed and I need no convincing that keeping killer whales in tanks is a pretty fucking bad (and cruel) idea, but from what I hear, the documentary does a pretty good job at condemning SeaWorld as an evil institution that probably shouldn't be… » 11/25/13 8:30pm 11/25/13 8:30pm

SeaWorld Is Scared Blackfish Will Make You Never Want to Visit Again

SeaWorld is up in arms about a new documentary that dives into the story behind captive killer whale Tilikum's killing of one of his trainers. Tilikum was captured by hunters and dragged away from his mother in 1983 when he was about 2 years old, and has lived in marine parks ever since. He's had other deadly run-ins… » 7/19/13 10:20am 7/19/13 10:20am

Can Killer Whales Be Slaves?

You knew PETA was going to be involved in this somehow, didn't you? Yup — they're suing Sea World, claiming that the parks' orcas are actually slaves. And a judge has agreed to hear the case. » 2/07/12 6:15pm 2/07/12 6:15pm

SeaWorld Claims Deadly Killer Whale "Chose" To Perform

A killer whale responsible for the deaths of three people has resumed performing at SeaWorld. And park officials claim the animal "chose" to make his comeback. » 3/30/11 5:00pm 3/30/11 5:00pm

SeaWorld Fined Pennies In Wake Of Trainer's Death

SeaWorld Orlando has been slapped with a whopping $75,000 fine for three violations uncovered by the federal job safety agency. The most serious violation—exposing trainers to drowning hazards—accounted for $70,000 of the total fine. » 8/24/10 9:21am 8/24/10 9:21am

How Many Trainers Have To Die Before We Realize SeaWorld Is Awful?

A former SeaWorld employee is alleging that poor safety practices led to a trainer's drowning — but a congressman is coming to the park's defense. How many people have to die before we stop seeing killer whales as entertainment? » 8/23/10 12:45pm 8/23/10 12:45pm

Manatee Released From Sea World After 27 Years

After 27 years of entertaining families and competing for attention with Shamu, Rita the Manatee has been released from Orlando's Sea World, and will spend the rest of her days in a Florida State Park. » 3/01/09 1:30pm 3/01/09 1:30pm