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SeaWorld / Dangers in the Water / A Discussion #1023188

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The ruling in the appeal from SeaWorld about OSHA citations over the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau†† reviewed; SeaWorld statement quoted. Live discussion held with Columbia Zoo director emeritus Jack Hanna and "Death at SeaWorld" author David Kirby† in 2010 about SeaWorld, the laws and the killer whales; inset video from the park shown. [HANNA - says it is an honor to be able to work with the whales; cites the importance of work at SeaWorld on killer whales.] [KIRBY - explains the judge's decision about a need for protection of those who work with the predatory whales; questions studies about the whales and whether killer whales should be in captivity.]
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