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May 28, 2012




On July 17, St. Martin’s Press will release the highly anticipated expose, “Death at SeaWorld – Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity,” by bestselling author David Kirby. “Death at SeaWorld” follows the 20-year fight against the captive marine-mammal industry, culminating in the tragic death of Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau and its turbulent aftermath.

Please join thousands of whale and dolphin lovers around the world by pledging to visit your favorite local bookstore on July 17 to purchase a copy of this game-changing book. Even if you have already pre-ordered a copy, please consider buying another one on DASW Day to give to a friend, neighbor, library, school, or SeaWorld supporter.

Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award winning director of “The Cove” called the book “Entertaining, engaging and enraging: The fairy tale fantasy that the captivity marine mammal industry has spun for the unwary public is expertly unraveled in this non-fiction crime thriller.” And Jane Goodall rightly noted that “Killer-whale captivity only benefits the captors. It is impossible to read ‘Death at SeaWorld’ and come to any other conclusion.”

Killer whales deserve our support! Help get “Death at SeaWorld” on the bestsellers list – it will raise awareness about the plight of captive whales, and spark a national conversation. Take the pledge now.

ALSO: Become a DASW fan on Facebook: and follow #DASW on Twitter: @deathatseaworld

Here are some upcoming book release events thus far for David Kirby’s Death at SeaWorld.  So stay tuned and please share this schedule with interested folks. Thanks! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012 New Hampshire 1:00-3:00pm

202 Old Rochester Road Somersworth, NH 03878

David Kirby will be making a New Hampshire stop on his New England tour to read from his book, discuss its contents, and sign copies. This event is limited in size: PLEASE ONLY REPLY IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY COMING.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

West Hartford, CT 7:00-9:00pm

Barnes and Noble Blue Back Square 60 Isham Road West Hartford, CT 06107

David Kirby will discuss and sign his book and recent issues in the news pertaining to killer whale captivity. Sponsored by Cetacean Society International.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30pm – 9:00pm

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free screening of the documentary “Lolita – Slave to Entertainment.” Lolita is an orca confined in a small tank at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970 when she was taken from her family pod. Tim Gorski, writer, director and editor, will speak about his experiences filming the documentary.
Followed by David Kirby, who will read from “Death at SeaWorld” – Books will be on sale for signing.

Sponsored by Sea Shepherd Philadelphia and local humane education organization, 22reasons.

This event is free, but seating is limited, please reserve your spot early! Please Sign Up at Facebook Page:


Tuesday October 23
Orlando, FL
7:00-9:00 PM

Barnes and Noble Colonial
Colonial Plaza Market Center
2418 E Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803, 407-894-6024

David Kirby will be joined by orca expert, marine biologist and Humane Society Senior Scientist Dr. Naomi A. Rose, and Colleen Gorman of The Orca Project.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2012 9:22 pm

    The times are changing, and the time has come!

  2. May 29, 2012 2:05 am

    I already pre-ordered 10 books, but I’m going to buy another one on July 17th because this book is awesome and needs to be on the Bestseller list. The more attention it gets, the more it will raise awareness of the plight of captive whales. Please join me and buy a book!

  3. Sonia Matthews permalink
    August 22, 2012 1:41 pm

    I have and it is one of the best books l have ever read!

  4. June 21, 2013 10:10 pm

    It’s going to be ending of mine day, however before finish I am reading this enormous post to increase my knowledge.

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