blackfish

beer

SeaWorld Is Trying to Coax Back Visitors with Free Beer

Five years after Blackfish, SeaWorld’s attendance is back up—and the fact that there's booze on the house is no coincidence.
Bettina Makalintal
11.7.18
Orcas

SeaWorld Is Floundering, But Will Not Give Up Its Orcas

SeaWorld just announced massive layoffs, but its 23 orcas are here to stay.
Sarah Emerson
12.8.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

SeaWorld Is Laying Off Hundreds of Employees

The job cuts are aimed to save the company a bit of cash and help improve conditions for the animals and their handlers, apparently.
Lauren Messman
12.6.16
Stuff

Why America Needs 'Black-ish' More Than Ever

Depictions of black families and black culture on television have become more essential—and comforting—than ever.
Pilot Viruet
11.11.16
environment

SeaWorld Says the Current Generation of Captive Orcas Will Be the Park's Last

The company has yielded to years of public pressure over its killer whale program, announcing that it will end captive breeding — but it has no plans to retire its current roster of orcas.
Malavika Vyawahare
3.18.16
Art

Free Shamu | GIF Six-Pack

Seaworld announces an end to orca breeding, which is good news for whales—and GIF artists.
Beckett Mufson
3.18.16
Stuff

We Need More Than Hope to Overcome White Supremacy

At worst, hope can be a balm that only hides deep lacerations. It's used to soothe the shock of inequality, instead of actually addressing the legacy of oppression.
Brian Josephs
3.1.16
environment

SeaWorld Says Its Spies Will No Longer Infiltrate Animal Rights Groups

People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals says that SeaWorld infiltrators encouraged members to commit arson at the theme park and drain animal tanks.
Elaisha Stokes
2.26.16
Stuff

Talking to 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris About Putting the New Black Middle Class on Screen

We spoke to the creator behind ABC's consistently funny and cutting family comedy about politics, 'The Cosby Show,' and aspirational TV.
Michael Cuby
2.3.16
environment

SeaWorld Sues California Coastal Commission Following Ban on Captive Orca Breeding

The lawsuit claims the agency overstepped its jurisdiction and seeks a reversal of the decision, which impacts the company's San Diego facility.
VICE News
12.30.15
americas

California Bans SeaWorld From Breeding or Transferring Killer Whales in Captivity

The state approved a multi-million-dollar expansion of the marine park, but banned captive breeding and the sale, trade, or transfer of captive orcas.
VICE News
10.9.15
ANIMALS

The 'SeaWorld Mole' Tried to Catfish Me

I met "Tom Jones" while he was posing as an activist.
Melissa Cronin
7.17.15
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