Could This Movie Put SeaWorld out of Business?

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

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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