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…
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.
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.
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?