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SeaWorld subject of federal probes related to CNN's 'Blackfish' documentary

SeaWorld fights back against ‘Blackfish’ backlash SeaWorld revealed in a public filing Friday that two federal agencies are investigating the company for matters related to CNN’s “Blackfish” documentary. The company said it’s the subject of separate probes — one from the Justice Department and another by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investigations are looking into “disclosures and public statements” made by company executives in August 2014 or earlier “regarding the impact of the ‘Blackfish’ documentary” and SeaWorld’s stock, according to the public filing. The filing states that the company’s ...

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SeaWorld Entertainment cuts jobs in wake of attendance drop

New SeaWorld whale pool approved — with breeding ban SeaWorld Entertainment, which saw a sharp dip in attendance this year, will eliminate about 320 jobs, the company announced Tuesday. The job cuts will take place in all 12 theme parks, which include SeaWorlds in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, as well as Sesame Place in Pennsylvania and its Busch Gardens in Florida and Virginia. Employees affected were informed on Tuesday. The company submitted an SEC filing in connection to the restructuring, noting that the move is part of a ...

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Embattled SeaWorld to end breeding of killer whales

Theme park operator SeaWorld said on Thursday it will stop breeding killer whales, bowing to years of pressure from animal rights activists. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc’s (SEAS.N) decision came after it pledged in November to replace its signature “Shamu” killer whale shows in San Diego with modified presentations of the animals that focused on conservation. “We don’t need all these theatrical ‘tricks,’” SeaWorld President Joel Manby said on a conference call with reporters. Manby said the parks will use birth control to halt reproduction among its killer whales, also known as ...

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