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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.


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 . . .