Orca attack victim at Seaworld says risk “acceptable”

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SeaWorld trainer who Ken Peters escaped being drowned by a killer whale during a public performance in California in 2006, testified on Tuesday that he still works with the whales and considers the risk “acceptable”. “I could get killed in a car accident today, but I still get in a car,” he said during the federal hearing following the 2010 drowning of trainer Dawn Brancheau, by a different killer whale at Sea World Orlando. Problem seems to be “error in judgment” of whether or not the whales are agitated, before entering the water with them. Read more on Reuters.com

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