SeaWorld has issued yet another critique against the film, "Blackfish." This critique is more detailed, yet is equally specious and misleading. So, once again, the "Blackfish" production team has crafted a rebuttal.
What makes this latest effort unique is the timing. It comes on the heels of AB2140, the groundbreaking legislation that seeks to bring an end to "orcas for entertainment" in California.
Although "Blackfish" served as a portal of entry for the many controversial issues surrounding whales in captivity and trainer safety, the bill was introduced because millions have since chosen to seek their own answers. And they have largely come to the same conclusion as the film: killer whales are not suited to captivity and the trainers who work in close proximity to them aren't safe (a conclusion reaffirmed by the recent U.S. Court Of Appeals rejection of SeaWorld's appeal of OSHA's citations).
Furthermore, "Blackfish" exercised considerable discipline in its storytelling, choosing not to cover the many issues that are now surfacing about SeaWorld: