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DO KILLER WHALES BELONG IN CAPTIVITY?
Please join David Kirby, author of Death at SeaWorld - Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity, as he discusses his new book and the consequences of keeping large, intelligent, free-rangning animals confined to tanks for the delight of tourists. Followed by a panel discussion and Q/A featuring leading figures from the book, including orca expert and Humane Society scientist Naomi Rose, along with former SeaWorld trainers Sam Berg, Jeff Ventre and Seattle resident Carol Ray, and a book signing.
FREE and open to the public.
Sponsored by The Orca Network and the American Cetacean Society, Puget Sound Chapter
"Death at SeaWorld" will be released by St. Martin's Press on July 17, 2012.
More information is at www.facebook.com/deathatseaworld
EARLY PRAISE IS ALREADY IN:
“A gripping investigation… Hard to put down.”
Booklist (***Starred Review)
One of the “great books” of the summer
– The Columbus Dispatch
#1 Readers Poll Choice for Summer Books
– Wall Street Journal Online (as of 6/20/12)
“A masterful work.”
--Seattle Post Intelligencer
“Lives are at stake here, and Kirby can be trusted to tell the story, having won a passel of awards for his investigative work.”
-- Library Journal
“Journalist Kirby offers another passionate industry exposé … the narrative goes into high gear with its concluding confrontation.”
-- Publisher’s Weekly
“Kirby's knockout format is articulate and mind-blowing. This riveting read is not one that will easily be dismissed.”
“As David Kirby so eloquently documents in this timely work, killer-whale captivity only benefits the captors. It is impossible to read ‘Death at SeaWorld’ and come to any other conclusion.”
--Jane Goodall, Ph.D., D.B.E., Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute