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Blood in the Water

Alexis Martinez with Keto, the whale that would eventually kill him.

Two months prior to the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, another SeaWorld-owned orca killed trainer Alexis Martinez.

Two months prior to the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau, another SeaWorld-owned orca killed trainer Alexis Martinez. The official incident report filed after the accident, revealed several concerns.

Tilikum ❤. RIP Dawn Brancheau. Orca. Killer whale. Captivity kills. Boycott marine parks. Get the facts. Protect our majestic oceans and sea life! Sustainable world!

Never got a chance to Father them. He was just Sea World's sperm donor and experiment. Eventually Sea World suffered him into death.

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

Blood in the Water

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

Blood in the Water

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

On December 24, 2009, a 6,600-pound orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando. With the OSHA trial on trainer safety at SeaWorld Orlando starting September 19, Tim Zimmermann asks: Should Martínez’s death have served as a warning about the lethal potential of killer whales being trained for our entertainment?

Blood in the Water

On December a orca killed trainer Alexis Martínez at a marine park in the Canary Islands. Two months later, trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by an orca at SeaWorld Orlando

"Blackfish" Director: Killer Whales Don't Belong in Captivity - I watched this special on CNN and it was the most heart breaking program I have seen in a while.  These animals need to be released back to the wild if possible or moved to sea pens if they are unable to go back to the wild.  Keeping them in these conditions is just not right.

‘Blackfish’ Director: Killer Whales Don’t Belong in Captivity

On October CNN will be airing the documentary Blackfish, which pieces together the emotional story of Tilikum the orca. Tilikum was torn away from his family as a baby and has been imprisoned and neglected for 30 years at SeaWorld and another marine park.

A Whale of a Reaction to Blackfish and SeaWorld

Lolita, a captive orca, lives a miserable life in a concrete tank. Help ALDF assure she gets the protections she deserves as an endangered species.

Tilikum, the SeaWorld Whale that Killed Trainer and Inspired Blackfish, Dies in Captivity

Tilikum, the SeaWorld Whale that Killed Trainer and Inspired Blackfish, Dies in Captivity

Killer whale Tilikum watches as SeaWorld Orlando trainers take a break during a training session at the theme park's Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

trial  in Florida between SeaWorld theme parks and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA). The trial is over several citations and a fine stemming from incidents in which killer whales (also known as orcas) killed or injured trainers at SeaWorld water parks. Most recently, on February 24, 2010, a giant killer whale named Tilikum gruesomely killed trainer Dawn Brancheau by grabbing her ponytail and pulling her under the water in front of a horrified audience.

An analysis of trends and developments in Workers' Compensation Law throughout the United States.

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at…

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at…

Tilikum, orca that killed trainer, dies at SeaWorld Orlando

What did you think would happen? Once, when I was visiting an elementary school classroom, a second-grader wanted to tell me about his trip to SeaWorld. He told me and the rest of the class about the dolphins, octopi, and all the rare and crazy fish he saw. Then he went into an elaborate story about watching a “killer whale.” By sheer coincidence, this kid happened to be a visitor at SeaWorld in 2010 on the exact day the orca killed its trainer in front of the amusement park onlookers.

What did you think would happen? Once, when I was visiting an elementary school classroom, a second-grader wanted to tell me about his trip to SeaWorld. He told me and the rest of the class about the dolphins, octopi, and all the rare and crazy fish he saw. Then he went into an elaborate story about watching a “killer whale.” By sheer coincidence, this kid happened to be a visitor at SeaWorld in 2010 on the exact day the orca killed its trainer in front of the amusement park onlookers.

Tilikum minutes before he killed trainer Dawn Brancheau

Tilikum minutes before he killed trainer Dawn Brancheau