SeaWorld Responds to Critical Documentary
Challenges take on captive orcas
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This week, SeaWorld Entertainment sent an email to film critics strongly condemning the upcoming documentary Blackfish, a film about SeaWorld’s captive killer whales.
The documentary portrays a water park that has exploited its animals and deliberately misleads its audience and trainers. (For more on the history of captive orcas, read associate producer Tim Zimmerman’s 2010 feature The Killer In the Pool.)
The film was released at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is due for wider distribution this Friday.