Society SeaWorld float at Macy's Thanksgiving parade stirs animal-rights outrage

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include a float with Shamu, the famous SeaWorld killer whale. But data show keeping orcas in captivity is inhumane, animal-rights activists say.

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The famous floats of New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – long the unofficial kickoff of the nation’s holiday season – have been stirring less than holiday cheer this past week.