Blackfish

A Former Killer Whale Trainer Speaks Out

“The problem with profits”

by The Economist

America used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And optimism has turned to anger. Voters’ fury fuels the insurgencies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and weakens insiders like Hillary Clinton.

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“I trained killer whales at SeaWorld for 12 years. Here’s why I quit.”

by John Hargrove (Vox)

Ever since I was 6 years old, I dreamed of working with killer whales. I always loved animals, but I fell for whales in particular during a childhood trip to SeaWorld. They are magnificent, intelligent, sentient beings.

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