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Could This Movie Put SeaWorld out of Business?

Written by Michelle Kretzer | October 31, 2013

SeaWorld’s ticket sales have plummeted, its stock is taking a nosedive, and a CNN poll shows that 86 percent of people refuse to take their kids there. What is SeaWorld saying about it? Not much. Probably a smart move, considering that the new documentary Blackfish, about orcas in captivity, says pretty much all there is to say.

But the rest of the world is saying plenty. Blackfish was the second most-mentioned cable program on Twitter. Here are just a handful of the celebrity responses to the film:

And Blackfish proved so popular that CNN has scheduled encore showings, including one this coming Saturday, November 2. If you haven’t yet seen the film that is changing the way the world views keeping marine mammals in captivity, you owe it to yourself to tune in.

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  • Lori says:

    Americans need to understand that we vote with our money. Say “no more to their captivity” and don’t pay for the show! It is beyond cruel and in humane to watch these animals clearly suffering in small spaces with their drooping dorsal fin. Come on everyone – do the right thing!! Put Seaworld out of business

  • Cathy Bryant says:

    I really hope this continues to be shown periodically so no one forgets and the movement against Seaworld and their contemptable taking of the Orcas from the life they should have been allowed to have is constantly on the minds of everyone. In addition, their total disregard of the safety of the trainers is beyond appalling. They say sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. In the case of Seaworld, the forest can’t be seen for the dollar signs.

  • Jan says:

    Had many a sleepless nights since watching this movie….why aren’t we having protests outside of Sea World? It’s disturbing that these poor Orcas are in captivity for decades upon decades!!!

  • Anita says:

    TV Encore CNN hosting BLACKFISH Orca movie Nov 1, Nov 2 and Nov 3 ::: Nov 1 – 11:00 PM ET / Nov 2 – 2:00 AM ET; 7:00 PM ET; 9:00 PM ET / Nov 3 – 12:00 AM ET; 3:00 AM ET

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