"There's plenty of evidence showing that SeaWorld should have known that putting its trainers in the water with the giant orcas was dangerous. Four deaths and more than 100 incident reports of aggressive or atypical behavior by the whales support that and the ruling, perhaps because Judge Ken Welsch had such unforgiving words for SeaWorld management, has gator wrestlers, tiger trainers and elephant handlers worried they could be next.
"We're all a bit concerned," said Grey Stafford, director of conservation for Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium in Phoenix. "Are we going to have to put cages around [horse] jockeys so they don't have contact with a 1,000-pound animal that could hurt them?"
For that to make sense, you would have to show that those organizations are putting their workers in the same kind of danger that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration argued SeaWorld took with its trainers."http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-0...um-killer-whale