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SeaWorld Signs Up for Public Debate – Yes, You Read That Right

SeaWorld Signs Up for Public Debate – Yes, You Read That Right | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Since the release of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” SeaWorld has tried everything in its power to divert attention away from its shady business operation, which most recently, has included the use of psychoactive drugs on its orcas and the impregnation of ANOTHER female orca before her appropriate breeding age. Yet, surprisingly, SeaWorld has finally decided to engage in a public discussion.
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The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning

The Blackfish Effect: How Animal Rights Advocates Are Winning | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Never preachy, the film simply lays bare the facts and lets viewers interpret them. It's the same strategy that animal rights organizations have used for years: Give people the information, and let them decide. And it's working....
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First Person: How Far Will the Blackfish Effect Go?

First Person: How Far Will the Blackfish Effect Go? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The film Blackfish takes a sharp look at killer whale entertainment. Will it win an Oscar nomination this week?
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Killer whales dazzle in hourlong show off L.A.; 'Like SeaWorld without the tanks' | GrindTV.com

Killer whales dazzle in hourlong show off L.A.; 'Like SeaWorld without the tanks' | GrindTV.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killer whales are at the center of a broiling SeaWorld controversy, thanks to “Blackfish the Movie,” which has shed light on how the iconic mammals [...]
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‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent

‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, and Heart have canceled shows at the theme park after watching ‘Blackfish,’ and there are petitions for others to do the same.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, December 19, 2013 9:58 AM

18.12.13 ~ Administrators at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School cancelled an annual spring field trip to SeaWorld last week after students and parents complained of unethical treatment of orca whales alleged at the park in the controversial new documentary “Blackfish.”  :   http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_55896ed0-67ae-11e3-9ab0-0019bb2963f4.html#.UrHBI5EmR4I.twitter

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“Blackfish” Will Air on CNN Tomorrow at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. Watch and Tweet With Us! | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network

“Blackfish” Will Air on CNN Tomorrow at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern. Watch and Tweet With Us! | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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The CEO Of Taco Bell Needs To Watch Blackfish.

The CEO Of Taco Bell Needs To Watch Blackfish. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, PETA activists came to leaflet on our campus at Penn State. We spent hours publicizing a talk PETA president Ingrid Newkirk was presenting on “Animal Rights, Human Obligations.” In our downtime, we shared stories about our favorite vegan fast food. And they mentioned Taco Bell...
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Oscar Snubs 'Blackfish,' but the Film's Anti-Captivity Message Lives On

Oscar Snubs 'Blackfish,' but the Film's Anti-Captivity Message Lives On | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fans and killer whale advocates are dismayed that the documentary about orcas in captivity did not make the final cut of nominees for best feature documentary.
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SeaWorld Needs to Explain Why Killer Whales Should Be in Captivity

SeaWorld Needs to Explain Why Killer Whales Should Be in Captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The hit documentary Blackfish is a PR disaster for SeaWorld.
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Tanks Don’t Suit Them: 7 Orcas Living Rough Lives in Captivity

Tanks Don’t Suit Them: 7 Orcas Living Rough Lives in Captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killer whales, one of the animal kingdom's most intelligent species, belong in the open ocean—not in tiny marine park tanks.
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Amanda Wall's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:33 AM

Recently I watched the documentary Blackfish that closely followed the lives of one whale specifically, number 7 on the list, Tilikum. The documentary and this article discusses how 12,000 pound animals shouldn't be kept in "tiny marine park tanks." Studies have shown that Orcas specifically become very stressed as well has having health, behavioral, familial, and reproductive issues after being captured. 


My question is it ethical to take wild Orcas and place them into a glass tank? My response is no. Multiple deaths of whale trainers have occurred in result to Orcas being captured and separated from their pods (families). So who are the real murders, us? or them? We are responsible for these animals and after all they are a wild animal with wild tendencies. 

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Celebrities Rip SeaWorld to Shreds Thanks to 'Blackfish'

Celebrities Rip SeaWorld to Shreds Thanks to 'Blackfish' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We know people all over the USA are being inspired to boycott SeaWorld thanks to the critically acclaimed documentary "Blackfish".
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