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Exclusive Interview #2: Former SeaWorld trainer Carol Ray talks orca safety & separation with T.O.P.

Posted by picard578 on September 26, 2015

Just one of reasons why orca captivity is wrong.

The Orca Project

On August 23, 2010 CNN’s Brian Todd reported on the results of a government investigation into orca trainer Dawn Brancheaus’ death at SeaWorld in February. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Tilikum had known aggressive tendencies, and SeaWorld was fined $75,000 for a willful safety violation for not recognizing hazards that could cause death. SeaWorld disagreed saying OSHA’s investigation shows a fundamental lack of understanding of whale safety. But former SeaWorld orca trainer Carol Ray believes the only way to keep a trainer safe is if they keep their distance and no longer go in the water. “I think that a trainer getting in the water with those whales is just a recipe for disaster” says Ray.

Today, Carol Ray joins The Orca Project for an Exclusive Interview to discuss orca trainer safety, her time at SeaWorld Orlando and her experiences of viewing wild orcas in the…

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