SeaWorld is laying off 350 employees after guest attendance dropped in the first half of 2017—shortly after the death of Tilikum, the park's most famous orca. Tilikum's tragic story was immortalized in the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" and renewed calls to shut down SeaWorld. Animal rights activists say it's inhumane to hold sea mammals in tanks, forced to perform for humans. Supporters say SeaWorld runs the largest rescue and rehabilitation operation in the world and uses profits to fund conservation efforts. What do you think? 🐋
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