SeaWorld May Be Bouncing Back From ‘Blackfish’ Backlash

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A killer whale is pictured at one of SeaWorld's theme parks. (Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times)

On video at Shamu Stadium, a baby gray whale named JJ, found near death off Marina del Rey, swims out to sea after 14 months of rehabilitation at SeaWorld San Diego.

“Our commitment to animals goes beyond the boundaries of our park,” an announcer intones over the din of uplifting music and applause.

The scene moved Andrea Longlade from Toronto, watching with her 6-year-old daughter. “I think it’s good that my money is going toward good things,” she said.

That’s exactly the response SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. wants.

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