Visitors are greeted by an Orca killer whale as they attend a show featuring the whales during a visit to the animal theme park SeaWorld in San Diego. Photograph: Reuters

SeaWorld has announced that it is ending its practice of killer whale breeding following years of controversy over keeping orcas in captivity. In a s(...)

Blackfish: “I never imagined I’d end up questioning SeaWorld’s practices and entire belief system,” says filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite

In 2010, Dawn Brancheau, an experienced 40-year-old trainer at Florida’s SeaWorld, was killed by the Orlando theme park’s star attraction, a 12,000(...)

Review: Blackfish

The upward-curving mouth of our favourite sea mammals (surely dolphins and orca whales) allows us to believe that they’re always jolly. This apparentl(...)