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The documentary “Blackfish” is proving to have a long tail. The hit doc, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, then aired on CNN and later put up for live streaming on Netflix, detailed the circumstances surrounding the deaths of several whale trainers at SeaWorld, and the alleged abuses and neglect with which the parks treat its captive marine mammals. Despite the company's denial of the film's claims, Gabriela Cowperthwaite's doc has inspired several protests and national outrage, and now, it may lead to severe legal ramifications. Also read: ‘Blackfish’ Star John Hargrove on SeaWorld's Bullying Tactics and PR Blunders, »

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