NYT Bestselling Author of New Book on Orcas & SeaWorld On Talking Animals
My guest on "Talking Animals" July 25 will be DAVID KIRBY, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author of “Evidence of Harm” and “Animal Factory.”
Kirby’s new book, “Death At SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity,” is a sweeping examination of all aspects of orcas in the wild, orcas in captivity (with emphasis on the titular SeaWorld), a wide array of relevant research, character studies of current and former SeaWorld trainers and executives, and an extended profile of Naomi Rose, PhD, marine mammal scientist for The Humane Society of the United States and senior scientist for Humane Society International.
“Death At SeaWorld” represents an exhilarating journalistic achievement—the reporting is singularly deep and wide, the research enormously meticulous, the storytelling as gripping as in a great novel.
After reading this book, you’ll never look at killer whales the same way again. If you think you know quite a bit about orcas, you don’t. If you don’t know all that much about orcas, you will.
Formerly a regular contributor to The New York Times, David Kirby will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" July 25 at 11am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).