SeaWorld appeals killer whale ruling
(CNN)- The Orlando Sentinel says SeaWorld is appealing a federal ruling that says its animal trainers cannot have contact with killer whales during live performances — unless the whales are protected by physical barriers.
That ruling came after a SeaWorld trainer was killed in 2010.
You may remember — Dawn Brancheau was held underwater by the six-ton whale named Tilikum.
SeaWorld has filed a petition for a federal review. If the petition is not granted, the ruling will become final next Monday.