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S.F. Bay Area-based In Defense of Animals is calling for Sea World, the marine park owned by Anheuser-Busch, to release Corky, a killer whale in captivity for 24 years. IDA is also urging consumers to boycott Budweiser beer and Eagle Snacks, both owned by Busch.

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IDA says the popularity of last summer’s film “Free Willy” increased interest in the boycott. But Busch reports that beer sales and park attendance are both rising. According to a spokesperson, “[We have] a long-standing tradition of supporting efforts to preserve and appreciate wildlife.” Now, about those Clydesdales . . .

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