SeaWorld Loses Appeal in Death of Killer Whale Trainer

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A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday upheld an agency's findings that SeaWorld violated federal law by exposing killer whale trainers to hazardous working conditions.

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  • I wonder if the concept of strict liability applies in this case. I know it would if an untrained member of the public were harmed by a wild animal. It seems there should be something similar to strict liability when dealing with orcas due to their unpredictable nature. The confinement they undergo does not bring out the best in them.

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