In this Monday, July 23, 2018 photo provided by the New England Aquarium, a right whale called Mogul swims off the coast northwest of Reykjavik, Iceland. (Guolaugur Ottesen Karlsson/Elding Adventures at Sea/New England Aquarium via AP)
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British holiday firm Thomas Cook will stop selling trips to animal parks which keep captive killer whales, including SeaWorld in Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife, their CEO announced Sunday.Animal welfare concerns over the treatment of orcas in captivity have been amplified since the critically lauded 2013 documentary Blackfish, which argued that the highly intelligent animals are psychologically traumatized in tourist attractions such as SeaWorld.Animal rights campaigners People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have been campaigning for Thomas Cook to drop the holidays for the past 12 months, with 150 protests around Britain.
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