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Here's A Scary Clip Illustrating How Amazingly Smart Orcas Are And How Utterly Ruthless SeaWorld Was

By now, we've all at least heard whispers that SeaWorld has some very nasty practices. But have you heard the story of how it all got started? It's a pretty horrifying tale. Even the guy shown below (who was there) regrets it now.

Here's A Scary Clip Illustrating How Amazingly Smart Orcas Are And How Utterly Ruthless SeaWorld Was

FACT CHECK TIME! Here's what our fact checkers found:


  • Yep, nets, explosives, and aircraft have indeed been used to capture whales for SeaWorld.
  • Sadly, several whales died during the 1970 capture shown in the clip above.
  • Washington state waters were not closed to whale captures until 1976.
  • SeaWorld's preemptive letter sent out to "Blackfish" movie critics doesn't dispute that this particular clip is legit.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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