SeaWorld Barbie Is Out, Ava DuVernay Barbie Is In 

Mattel is discontinuing its Seaworld Trainer Barbie line, Page Six reports, partly in response to concerns from animal rights activists that SeaWorld mistreats its orcas. Simultaneously, the company has announced a new doll to honor director Ava DuVernay, one of six “sheroes” (others include Lucky editor Eva Chen and… » 4/24/15 7:50pm 4/24/15 7:50pm

SeaWorld Is Currently Being Pummeled By Lawsuits 

Two years after the premiere of Blackfish and five years after a captive orca killed his trainer during a performance, SeaWorld is still sputtering along, somehow. Although attendance has fallen by 4.2 percent and shares are down 40 percent, its parks still brought in 22.4 million visitors last year and the… » 4/14/15 6:45pm 4/14/15 6:45pm

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