- Kristen Stine: As a kid, while sitting in the SeaWorld stadium, the orca "performances" were my favorite
- After I graduated college, I finally got to see Tilly up close and my heart sank, she writes
Kristen Stine is the director of human resources for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)The news of Tilikum's death was personal for me. I grew up in Florida, just outside Orlando. SeaWorld was a staple trip for my family each summer.