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SeaWorld debuts TV ads touting 'thriving' whales

The latest step in SeaWorld's plan to rehabilitate its image happened last week, when its new TV ads aired. The first ad features members of the company's zoological team. It aired on network and cable programming and online – including on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. A few days before, former trainer John Hargrove had appeared on the show to promote his new book, which is critical of SeaWorld. The ad features Dr. Lara Croft, a veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando, and Pedro Ramos-Navarrete, a senior member of the park's animal rescue team. "With the highest standard of animal care in the world, our whales are healthy and thriving … I wouldn't work...