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SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book
SeaWorld responds strongly to ex-trainer's critical book

A book critical of SeaWorld has prompted the company to release a video of the author that shows him in an unflattering light. In "Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond 'Blackfish'," ex-SeaWorld killer whale trainer John Hargrove tells a harshly critical tale of the theme park chain's treatment of animals. On Tuesday, the company sent reporters a video that shows Hargrove, apparently drunk, using a racial slur in a telephone conversation with a friend, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The five-minute video, recorded about five years ago, shows Hargrove sitting in front of a glass of wine, talking on a cellphone with a friend who...

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