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Wildlife filmmaker Chris Palmer says to look, but not touch after SeaWorld death

After the death of SeaWorld Orlando whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, caused by a killer whale, many people are discussing the issue of captivity of wild animals. The latest to speak is wildlife filmmaker and director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, Chris Palmer, who tells CNN.com that the tragic incident calls for a 'hard look at our own understanding of the natural world.'
February 26, 2010

After the death of SeaWorld Orlando whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, caused by a killer whale, many people are discussing the issue of captivity of wild animals. The latest to speak is wildlife filmmaker and director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, Chris Palmer, who tells CNN.com that the tragic incident calls for a ‘hard look at our own understanding of the natural world.’

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