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Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld end partnership

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Southwest Airlines, SeaWorld end partnership

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 1, 2014

Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld will end their more than 25 year partnership at the end of this year.

Southwest has flown three planes painted to look like killer whale Shamu for years, but the two companies have announced they're parting ways.

Activists delivered a signed petition to Southwest headquarters earlier this year, urging the airline to end the relationship.

They cited the CNN documentary "Blackfish" that focuses on controversial practices at SeaWorld as the reason they should split.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.