Lonely Planet Writer

SeaWorld suffers new setback in TV documentary backlash

Shamu show SeaWorld.
Shamu show SeaWorld. Image by Josh Hallett / CC BY 2.0

Since controversial documentary Blackfish criticised its animal welfare policies, SeaWorld has seen its reputation get a bashing and its shares fall. The latest company pulling out of a deal with the chain of marine parks is Virgin America, with the airline removing SeaWorld from its rewards scheme. It follows a similar partnership with Southwest Airlines being discontinued earlier in the year. Read more: travelmole.com