PETA: SeaWorld infiltrated us

A whale performs at SeaWorld in a scene from "Blackfish." (Magnolia Pictures)

Chris Palmeri reports that an employee of SeaWorld posed as an activist and worked for the animal rights organization for years.

The claim, if true, could mark another public-relations black eye for SeaWorld, which has faced withering criticism of its marquee attraction — trained killer whales performing for guests. The company has endured a critical documentary, boycotts and the loss of sponsorships. Attendance and revenue have suffered.

… SeaWorld didn't respond to other questions, including whether McComb works for the company. McComb, reached by mobile phone using the number at the site, declined to say if he was a SeaWorld employee and hung up when asked if he used the name Thomas Jones.