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Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Should be required reading...

I've been following The Orca Project blog ever since the attack at SeaWorld in 2010, so nothing in this book was new or astonishing to me. It does, however, provide a rather bleak look into the dark history of killer whale captivity as well as insight into one of the m...
I've been following The Orca Project blog ever since the attack at SeaWorld in 2010, so nothing in this book was new or astonishing to me. It does, however, provide a rather bleak look into the dark history of killer whale captivity as well as insight into one of the major corporations involved in keeping them in captivity today. Regardless of one's thoughts on the issue, I think everyone ought to read this at least once. This book has revived my interest in getting a graduate degree in marine science and doing some research on some of the less studied populations of killer whales throughout the world.

posted by 6879364 on July 20, 2012

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3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

This is a hit piece exclusively for the lobbyist Dr. N. Rose. Th

This is a hit piece exclusively for the lobbyist Dr. N. Rose. There are
so many things wrong with this that it would be hard to fit it all in
this space. David Kirby should be classified as a ghost writer for Dr.
Rose. This is so one sided that no one could call this a...
This is a hit piece exclusively for the lobbyist Dr. N. Rose. There are
so many things wrong with this that it would be hard to fit it all in
this space. David Kirby should be classified as a ghost writer for Dr.
Rose. This is so one sided that no one could call this an investigation,
or even persuasive writing by a sophmore in high school English.class.
Don't waste a cent of your money or a second of your time on this trash.
Oh and Dr. Rose, I will continue to take my kids and grandkids to Sea
World and Zoos without even a hint of remorse or feeling my kids are not
getting an informal education. What a joke!

posted by 9931831 on August 18, 2012

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  • Posted August 12, 2012

    In my first and last visit to SeaWorld (the one in San Diego), I

    In my first and last visit to SeaWorld (the one in San Diego), I remember feeling perturbed as I watched these whales "perform." I felt it was not right to confine these magnificent creatures in swimming pools - maybe large by human standards but still tiny compared to the oceans they could roam - and demeaning to make them perform tricks for the crowd's entertainment. Mr. Kirby clearly articulates the reasons behind my instinctive unease. Well-researched and incisive, the book tells us why it is wrong to take the whales or any animals out of their natural habitat. Especially when commercial motivations are involved. A must-read for anyone concerned about environmental and/or animal rights issues.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 14, 2014

    Ok

    They have a mvie about rhis book and documentaries about shamu. I actually wanted to work with them. They are unique animals.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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