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  • Sea World Fined $75,000 following Death of Trainer

    Sea World Fined $75,000 following Death of Trainer
    ORLANDO -- The federal job safety agency fined SeaWorld Orlando $75,000 on Monday for three violations uncovered while investigating the February death of a trainer who was grabbed by a killer whale and dragged underwater. The Occupational Safety and...
  • Killer-whale experts say: Reintroduce Tilikum to the wild

    Regardless of what SeaWorld decides as Tilikum's long-term future, a conversation has started within the whale research and advocacy communities about what ought to be done with an orca linked to three human deaths. Killer whale experts know the giant...
  • SeaWorld Orlando spokesperson says Tilikum, the orca that killed trainer, 'likely' will perform again

     
    SeaWorld has not decided whether an orca that killed its trainer by dragging her into the water will keep performing, an official said Tuesday. In the days after Dawn Brancheau died, the park's top official pledged that the killer whale......
  • SeaWorld formally joins legal fight to keep drowning video private

     
    SeaWorld got permission Thursday to help the family of killer-whale trainer Dawn Brancheau keep photos and video related to her death out of the public eye. An Orange County judge granted the theme park's request to join a motion by Brancheau's family...
  • Tilikum, SeaWorld trainers adapt to new rules after tragedy

     
    Three times a day, just as they always have, SeaWorld Orlando's killer-whale trainers brush Tilikum's teeth. But they no longer stand right next to the animal with a water pick. Instead, trainers have built a 2-foot extension that allows them to work...
  • Keeping the Sea World tape private.

     
         Sea World and the family of trainer Dawn Brancheau want to keep video of Dawn's death out of public view. The video, from Sea World security cameras, was turned over to the sheriff's department. The normal routine is that...
  • The strange case of PETA and Whoopi

     
    The provocateurs at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have a well-earned reputation for attention-grabbing tactics and statements to promote their  animal-rights agenda. They’re the ones who station naked protesters outside circuses, for...
  • PETA wants SeaWorld charged in trainer’s death

     
    Colleague Jason Garcia reports: The animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it will send a letter April 15  calling on Orange County prosecutors to consider criminal charges against SeaWorld Orlando after the Feb. 24 death...
  • SeaWorld rolls out new conservation-themed ticket promotion

     
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment today is launching a new ticket promotion designed to remind visitors of the company’s long-running conservation efforts. Under the promotion, dubbed “SeaWorld Cares,” U.S. residents who purchase an adult...
  • Final report on SeaWorld trainer’s death

     
    The final report on the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau has been released, and among the new elements are reports from witnesses that describe how Tilikum interacted with Brancheau before and after the attack. A story by colleagues Amy Edwards...
  • Report issued on SeaWorld Orlando trainer's orca death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld Orlando trainer managed to free herself for a short time and tried to swim to the surface after she was dragged underwater by a killer whale, but the animal thwarted her attempts by striking her......