As you may know, Seaworld experienced a tragedy: one of its orcas has killed a trainer, apparently by grabbing her ponytail. They're having a press conference now, and in many ways, it's a textbook case of what not to do. When asked by a reporter about the fact that this same whale has apparently killed three other people, he repeatedly makes the irrelevant point that it only killed one other person at Seaworld . . . small comfort to the folks who take their tykes there. He also repeatedly refers to the whale as a valued member of the Seaworld team, which seems to me to be taking animal rights a little far. After all, a valued member of the Seaworld team who kept killing people would open up the company to enormous liability dangers.
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