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  • PETA wants state to launch criminal investigation of SeaWorld

     
    The animal-rights group PETA said today that it has asked the state attorney general to pursue involuntary manslaughter charges against SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment following the February death of a park killer-whale trainer. In its letter to Florida...
  • SeaWorld After Dark shows ‘Shamu Rocks,’ ‘Sea Lions Tonite,’ ‘Reflections’ end Sunday

     
    Sunday is last call for the special summer offerings at SeaWorld Orlando, collectively called “SeaWorld After Dark.” A visit this weekend reminded me that Sea Lions Tonite still entertains. The show parodies SeaWorld’s shows and attraction...
  • Grayson intervenes in SeaWorld probe

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a vocal supporter of SeaWorld  Parks & Entertainment, acknowledged Thursday that he intervened in a federal investigation into the death of a SeaWorld killer-whale trainer. Grayson, D-Orlando, personally contacted the U.S. Occ...
  • OSHA fines SeaWorld for worker safety issues following orca trainer's death

     
    Months after SeaWorld Orlando marine mammal trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed in an incident involving a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it has cited SeaWorld for workplace safety...
  • Husband of deceased SeaWorld killer-whale trainer hires law firm

     
    The husband of Dawn Brancheau, the 40-year-old SeaWorld Orlando killer-whale trainer who was drowned earlier this year by a six-ton orca named Tilikum, has hired a law firm that specializes in wrongful-death litigation. Story here....
  • Tourist family sues SeaWorld, claims child who saw orca attack is traumatized

     
    A New Hampshire family who witnessed the Feb. 24 death of a killer-whale trainer at SeaWorld Orlando has sued the company in Orange County Circuit Court, claiming their child has been traumatized by the event. The family of 10-year-old Bobby Connell...
  • SeaWorld San Diego orca Sumar dies

     
    The death of a 12-year-old orca named Sumar at SeaWorld San Diego on Tuesday left the marine park struggling to understand the death of the comparatively young killer whale and led to the cancellation of several orca shows at Shamu......
  • Colleagues, family remember SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau

     
    SeaWorld's head of animal training, Chuck Tompkins, recently spoke on video about trainer Dawn Brancheau, who was killed Wednesday during an interaction with an orca named Tilikum. Brancheau's sister, Diane Gross, described her as someone who "loved the...
  • Orcas perform at SeaWorld Orlando in the park's first Shamu show since trainer's death

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Employees wept and audience members grew silent Saturday at SeaWorld as the theme park's popular killer whale show resumed with a photo montage memorial for a trainer who was killed by one of the orcas in front......
  • Animal activists call for changes at SeaWorld following trainer's orca death

     
    Animal advocates all over the country have been voicing their opposition to keeping orcas in captivity since a SeaWorld Orlando orca named Tilikum killed his trainer Wednesday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, while expressing sympathy for the...
  • SeaWorld orca attack raises questions about keeping large animals in captivity

     
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Rocky, a 700-pound grizzly considered one of the gentlest animals among Hollywood's performing beasts, bites down on the neck of a veteran trainer. Illusionist Roy Horn is severely mauled by a show tiger during a Las Vegas......