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  • At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on

    At SeaWorld, a changed show must go on
    The signature killer whale show, "Believe," at SeaWorld Orlando in Florida has changed dramatically since the tragic death in February of trainer Dawn Brancheau. Those who sit in the "soak zone," the seats closest to the pool, still get drenched, and the...
  • Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death

    Judge makes no decision on video, images of SeaWorld trainer's death
    Attorneys for news organizations and the family of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer killed by a whale told a judge Wednesday that they are willing to try to reach an agreement on access to the videos and photographs depicting the death. For now, they asked...
  • SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again

    SeaWorld to keep Tilikum -- he may even perform again
    SeaWorld Orlando said Thursday that it intends to keep Tilikum, the 12,000-pound killer whale that has now been involved in three fatalities in 19 years, but it hasn't decided whether Tilikum will perform in front of audiences again. The mammoth male...
  • 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...
  • Read family-written obituary of Dawn Brancheau, SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whale

    Dawn Therese Brancheau, 40, of St. Cloud, formerly of Cedar Lake, Ind., passed away February 24, 2010 doing what she loved. Inspired as a child after seeing a Shamu show, Brancheau knew at an early age that she wanted to perform with the whales. While...
  • New details emerge in death of SeaWorld Orlando trainer in orca incident

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A SeaWorld killer whale snatched a trainer from a poolside platform Wednesday and thrashed the woman around underwater, killing her in front of a horrified audience. It marked the third time the animal had been involved in......
  • 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...