UCF grad and former SeaWorld intern takes issue with CNN’s airing of documentary ‘Blackfish’
Editor’s note: Recently, you may have heard, CNN decided to air the controversial documentary Blackfish, which takes aim at SeaWorld for both its role in the 2010 trainer Dawn Brancheau and the park’s decision to keep orca whales – intelligent animals that some say should not be kept in captivity at all – in its parks for fun an profit. We received an op-ed from recent UCF grad Jason Douglas Kelly, who spent two and a half years working at SeaWorld as a research intern. He says that CNN violated journalistic principles in airing the film. His op-ed is linked below.
UPDATE: Kelly asked us to remove his opinion piece from our site because he allowed the Sentinel to publish it in its “New Voices” column on Nov. 2, and he says Sentinel now owns the copyright. For more information on the film, read our Aug. 7 story on Blackfish.