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Last Tuesday, SeaWorld announced that it would be laying off 320 employees from 12 of its theme parks. This is the second time in just two years that the company has significantly downsized its staff. An SEC filing submitted by SeaWorld notes that the recent layoffs are in regard to a restructuring plan that will work to reduce costs by about $65 million. In 2016, the company's shares dropped by 14 percent, which marks an all-time low for them. Furthermore, attendance was cut by half a million guests in the second half of 2016 in comparison to the same period in 2015. It's hard not to consider the downfall of SeaWorld to be related to the 2013 documentary Blackfish that exposed years of disturbing animal abuse happening at the park, while also uncovering the horrific reality of cetacean captivity. The film caused mounting protests against the captivity of orcas, and lead to California lawmakers putting in more effort to banning breeding in captivity.
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They clearly left at the last moment. We now know that the FBI belatedly investigated found evidence linking the hijackers to that family and then there was this tremendous cover-up that is continued to this day. To me, that's probably the most explosive of all the stories at WhoWhatWhy . We connected the owner of that house Mr. Zoe. He was the president of the company where his boss, the chairman, was one of most powerful princes in the Saudi royal family, whose father is now the King of Saudi Arabia. So this, I believe, is the lodestone for figuring this whole thing. Pat : RussOh we have to take a break. *laughs* This happens with you. When you're going and then I have to take a break. I would be right back 808-0810. Russ Baker is my guest. His website is whowhatwhy.org and the book that you actually have to own is Family of Secrets . I'm Pat Thurston.
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