Monday, May 28, 2012


One of the “great books” of the summer
– The Columbus Dispatch

#1 Readers Poll Choice for Summer Books 
– Wall Street Journal Online

“Lives are at stake here, and Kirby can be trusted to tell the story, having won a passel of awards for his investigative work.”  -- Library Journal

“Journalist Kirby offers another passionate industry exposé … the narrative goes into high gear with its concluding confrontation.” 
Publisher’s Weekly
“As David Kirby so eloquently documents in this timely work, Killer-whale captivity only benefits the captors. It is impossible to read ‘Death at SeaWorld’ and come to any other conclusion.” 
--Jane Goodall, Ph.D., D.B.E., Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

"Entertaining, engaging and enraging - The fairy tale fantasy that the captivity marine mammal industry has spun for the unwary public is expertly unraveled in this non-fiction crime thriller." 
-- Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award winning director of The Cove

“In this authoritative and superbly investigative page-turner, certain to ruffle feathers and fins, David Kirby … reports brilliantly on the escalating troubles and conflicts, the surprising and sordid underbelly of life — and death — at SeaWorld.”
-- Erich Hoyt, author of the best-selling classic Orca: The Whale Called Killer

“’Death at SeaWorld’ is one of the most important books, if not the most important book, ever written on the horrific plight of captive cetaceans. Kirby systematically dismantles the arguments used to justify keeping these incredibly intelligent and sentient beings in aquatic cages.
-- Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals

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"This is a book everyone should read… David Kirby's ‘Death at SeaWorld’ outlines in grim detail just how bad captivity is for orcas and other marine mammals."
-- Richard O'Barry, Director of Earth Island Institute's Dolphin Project and star of The Cove

“At last, both sides of the story behind the events at SeaWorld are being told and the truth is finally getting out there. Every budding orca trainer should consider this the must-read book of their career.”
--Dr. Ingrid N. Visser, Founder & Principal Scientist, Orca Research Trust

“One helluva book! David Kirby provides the most complete and accurate account of what I perceive as a transgression of morality toward the animal kingdom---the slavery of orcas, supreme beings in the aquatic world.” 
--Ken Balcomb, Director, Center for Whale Research

“David Kirby’s research is impeccable and his words unforgettable.  You will never view dolphin and orca shows the same way again.”
– Lori Marino, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University

“This remarkable book deserves to be acknowledged as the most significant and moving account of the often disastrous interaction of cetaceans and humans since Moby-Dick.”
--Richard Ellis, author of Men and Whales, The Empty Ocean, and The Great Sperm Whale