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PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash
PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash

Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. But the latest development raises many questions. Although Burlingame, Calif.-based Virgin America confirmed that members of the airline's frequent flier program would no longer be able to earn points to visit SeaWorld parks, the carrier wouldn't publicly say why. SeaWorld has faced harsh criticism over its treatment of killer whales since the release last year of the documentary film "Blackfish," which accuses the parks of mistreating the animals. ...

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