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Inbred sex, drugs, and I want my money back

More lawsuits claim abuse of orcas at SeaWorld

Amusement-park operator SeaWorld has been hit with another class-action suit. This time, plaintiffs claim the park hides practices of drugging its orcas, forced inbreeding, food deprivation, and confinement in inadequately sized pens from customers who ...

SeaWorld's leased land is their land

"[A] further step toward the ability of corporations to privatize public parks."

The public has no right to stage protests on park land leased to SeaWorld in Mission Bay, an appellate court ruled last week. A lawyer representing a handful of protesters is calling the judgment “one ...

SeaWorld stock takes another plunge

Earnings suffer from orca controversy

Stock value of SeaWorld Entertainment closed today (November 12) at $16.85, down 9.41 percent. The company reported lower attendance for the second straight quarter. It had 8.4 million visitors in the third quarter of this ...

SeaWorld stock tanks

Blackfish documentary, earnings hurt company

Stock of SeaWorld Entertainment has plunged 31.51 percent this morning (August 13) to $19.18. Earnings per share in the second quarter were 43 cents, down from the 59 cents Wall Street analysts expected. Revenue was ...

Shamu pays off big for San Diego pols

Execs for controversial aquatic park spreading fishy political wealth

With their bread and butter, and anchovies and chum, under attack by animal-rights activists, executives at Sea World, the profitable San Diego aquatic park, have been turning to a traditional American means of persuasion: campaign ...

SeaWorld fights killer whale controversy with ads

More music act cancellations due to documentary

SeaWorld Entertainment, beset by the documentary Blackfish, which blasts the company's treatment of orcas, on December 20 placed ads in several newspapers, including the U-T. SeaWorld has a park here. The ads attempt to exonerate ...

SeaWorld in more hot water

Blackfish documentary stirs up more controversy

Three music groups have pulled out of SeaWorld Entertainment's Orlando Band, Brew & BBQ festival planned to begin February 1. Rock band Barenaked Ladies canceled its appearance because of the Blackfish documentary, which pillories the ...

Will documentary whack SeaWorld stock?

Blackfish exposes truth behind theme park's orca collecting and storage

A documentary named Blackfish exposes the dark side of holding killler whales captive to do tricks for SeaWorld audiences, says columnist Al Lewis of MarketWatch. Lewis notes that the film premiered at the Sundance Film ...

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