Tag: SeaWorld

Seaworld’s announcement expands much farther than theme parks

SeaWorld has recently announced that they are going to put a stop to their controversial shows using orcas. Their claim that they are no longer going to breed orcas for use at the theme park is being declared as a step towards animal protection and conservation. For years, SeaWorld has been subject to bad publicity after… Read More

San Diego SeaWorld banned from breeding orca whales

Orca whale in tank at SeaWorld

The California Coastal Commission approved SeaWorld’s $100 million proposal to expand their orca whale tank, but under the condition that they will no longer be allowed to breed whales at their San Diego park.      After SeaWorld reported an 84 percent drop in profits in August, the park has been trying to do whatever it can… Read More

Barbie quits SeaWorld, activists celebrate victory for animal welfare

SeaWorld Barbie and accessories.

SeaWorld Barbie is officially out of a job following an announcement by Mattel that the toy company would not be renewing its contract with the park moving forward.   The doll is sold along with SeaWorld-related merchandise including a toy whale and may still be found on shelves, according to Mattel spokesperson Alex Clark. Mattel’s decision… Read More

SeaWorld Attempts to Repair Image with PR and Smear campaigns

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No stranger to controversy, Seaworld has had its share of negative press, including a 2013 documentary still fresh in the public’s mind. “Blackfish” tells the story of Tilikum, a killer whale being held captive at SeaWorld Orlando and responsible for the deaths of three people, including SeaWorld Dawn Brancheau. Despite boycotts, protests, and widespread backlash… Read More

Negative Backlash from “Blackfish” Continues to Strike SeaWorld

It has been a little over a year since the release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which told the story of a SeaWorld trainer’s death caused by orca whale captivity. Since then, millions have watched and witnessed the horror behind the show. Backlash from the film negatively affected SeaWorld’s image as a wholesome, family park, and… Read More