Seaworld Battles Accusations of Animal Mistreatment

The famed tourist attraction tries to attack the credibility of the documentary "Blackfish."
3:00 | 12/22/13

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"pop news." But first seaworld, sefending off accusations that it's been mistreating animals. Part of a documentary that explores of death of a trainer by a killer whale. Abc's aditi roy is in our l.A. Bureau this morning. Good morning. Good morning, dan. Seaworld is fighting back against the chargers in the documentary, the company took out a full-page ad in several major newspapers and addressed what it causes dishonesty and misinformation about the seaworld. Seaworld is lashing back. The company took out a full-page ad in eight major newspapers friday. To quote, set the record straight." The movie black chronicles the story of a killer whale associated with three deaths during 30 years in captivity, including the death of dawn bran choe. This video taken at the seaworld shows the whale playing with the trainer before dragging her into the water. In the open letter, seaworld says we do not capture killer whales in the wild. Seaworld said that tilikum did not attack her, that all evidence indicates that tilikum became interested in her ponytail. This documentary seems to have gained more momentum, not less momentum. Reporter: The theme park chain also responded to the documentary's heartwrenching video of whale hunts. Seaworld's ad said that we do not separate killer whale moms and cavs. It cam after eight musical acts canceled upcoming performances at the orlando theme park. What this celebrity situation does, it makes it a bigger story and that's exactly what they don't want. Reporter: Abc news reached out to seaworld, officials said in a statement, the time came to address the many falsehood of our long history of marine display. The film director said that seaworld's response didn't focus on anything about the film. Because the entire film is based on facts. The controversy continues. Seaworld in damage control this morning. A final check of the

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