Monday , 24 July 2017

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Tommy Lee stands up for abused whale

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is angry — really angry — about the way Shamu is being treated at SeaWorld. In a letter to SeaWorld Orlando, Lee complains about the methods used by the theme park to obtain sperm from Tillikum – the orca responsible for the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau this spring. Tillikum was brought to SeaWorld ... Read More »

Killer whale dies unexpectedly at SeaWorld Orlando

A 25-year-old killer whale unexpectedly died at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, the park said in a statement Tuesday. The whale, named Kalina, died Monday evening after a sudden illness, according to the statement. The cause of death will be determined by a necropsy, the park said, adding that the results could take up to six weeks. The park said Kalina ... Read More »

SeaWorld fined $75,000 for safety violations

SeaWorld has been fined $75,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, after an animal trainer was killed in February. In a statement Monday, Cindy Coe, OSHA’s regional administrator, said that SeaWorld knew of the inherent risks of allowing trainers to interact with dangerous animals. “Nonetheless, it required its employees to ... Read More »