Court Upholds Killer Whale Safety Ruling Against SeaWorld


SeaWorld acted irresponsibly as an employer by exposing trainers to “recognized hazards” when they worked with killer whales, a U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. confirmed Friday

The ruling, in a case which goes back to the death of a trainer at SeaWorld’s Orlando theme park in 2010, could mean the company will have to increase the separation between trainers and whales during its highly successful live shows Reuters reports.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s ruling upholds a previous finding by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA fined SeaWorld $75,000 in …

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