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Welcome back to FOX & Friends ever since -- SeaWorld trainer dawn brand show was killed by a six ton -- last year trainers have not been allowed in the water with killer whales.
The water park is also facing an investigation for what happened.
But now on the one year anniversary of that trainers death SeaWorld slowly allowing trainers back in the tanks David Kirby is a journalist who's been investigating the SeaWorld tragedy has a book coming out.
Soon about it David welcome you so well for the past year you've been investigating the conditions of the whales and the trainers at SeaWorld what if you aren't.
What -- talking to lot of scientists who study whales in the wild than what they tell me as a captivity is extremely stressful on these animals that are very large their creditors.
They're very touch their families and they're very intelligent would you remove them from their -- put them in these.
Relatively small tanks and don't allow them to swim a hundred miles -- -- -- -- used to.
They become stressed out and some of them according to the scientists become unhinged and dangerous.
Well OSHA of course we were learning this week actually.
It turns out that according to them Steven -- SeaWorld apparently has been trying to keep some of these it court documents sealed in -- death of dawn Rancho.
And it looks like SeaWorld has a history of dangerous attacks and this is what they say -- SeaWorld position that the allegations contained.
In -- citation are unsupported this is what SeaWorld says by any evidence or precedent.
And reflect the fundamental lack of understanding of the safety requirements associated with marine mammal.
Care what do you make of these two different points of views well this is all good news -- in a court hearing on April 25 and now C -- was trying to keep the public out of most were all of this hearing.
So I would very much Tootsie -- has every right to defend itself and present its evidence in court.
By as a journalist would like to hear that evidence -- presented to the people.
I think OSHA has a very good point they've been investigating this for a long time they have found at least 75 serious incidents involving trainers with killer whales.
Over the years sea world has managed to keep most of this quiet.
Four people have died and again distrust of captivity of -- to the scientist is so great on these whales that they act out and they.
And David it's interesting can you say from what you've learned that the death.
A -- -- -- was not an accident it was murder what do you mean well again a lot of scientists think this was an intentional act that that Telecom the well regarded.
-- involved and three other deaths two of the best.
Deliberately pulled -- Down into the water.
I won't go into the gruesome details of the attack out of respect for her family but if you read the police report if you -- the autopsy report.
He he mauled her he he he didn't just play with her and she drowned it was a -- And SeaWorld says look if we put safety measures in place -- didn't think it goes far not because I hear what you're saying about in discussions with scientists and having these large mammals.
Basically locked up for their entire lives that no amount of safety measures.
-- -- that correct when there's a lot of different questions one should they be kept in captivity at all to should they be trained to perform stunts for tourists.
And three should the trainers be in the water with them -- SeaWorld has a legal obligation to provide education to the public.
About these animals in the wild well in the wild.
They aren't written on or -- by -- people and workers do not interact in the wild.
Here they are together in captivity and that is potentially very dangerous situation.
Well David -- your book -- at SeaWorld will be fascinating where it comes up we'll see what happens next month in terms of these hearings and whether or not they're sealed.
To the public thanks so much for coming in with a preview -- what to expect --
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