More Entertainers Cancel SeaWorld Appearances

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 16, 2013) More entertainers have canceled appearances at SeaWorld Orlando after the release of a documentary that raises questions about the effects of captivity on whales.

Representatives of Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride confirmed Monday that the country singers have joined the ranks of recording artists who have pulled out of performing at the park's February concert series, Bands, Brew and BBQ, joining Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson and Heart.

The documentary, "Blackfish," explores what may have caused a 12,000-pound orca named Tilikum to kill veteran SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Tilikum pulled her into a pool.

The orca was also involved in two other deaths.


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