SeaWorld’s Larger Killer Whale Pools Don’t Impress Blackfish Director

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 20, 2013, in Park City, Utah Photograph by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images

The director of Blackfish, the documentary about SeaWorld Entertainment that has dented traffic at the company’s theme parks, isn’t impressed by the company’s plans to almost double the size of its killer whale habitats. “I do appreciate the fact that SeaWorld is willing to admit that something is wrong, for the first time,” Gabriela Cowperthwaite said on Friday. “But the problem is, instead of changing their business model, they’re doubling down.”

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