Friday, August 10, 2012

Motley Crue wants Sea World to stop using band’s music

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is urging Sea World to stop using his band’s music and to shut down its “Shamu Rocks” shows for the sake of the animals.

Lee hooked up with PETA (People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) to address the issue with the theme park, and is asking for the public’s support to help deliver the message.

PETA says “Most people would agree that it's not normal for orcas and other marine life to be at a heavy-metal concert—except the folks at SeaWorld. Despite knowing that loud music is extremely painful and dangerous for orcas, SeaWorld puts on nightly "Shamu Rocks" shows that blast music while orcas perform tricks for the crowd. The "Shamu Rocks" shows put these animals in an environment that is even more stressful than the one they already are forced to endure. That's why PETA pal and rock legend Tommy Lee recently urged the park in San Diego to put a stop to this unnecessary and cruel spectacle.”

"Orcas at SeaWorld are already denied everything that is natural and important to them. These intelligent animals are forced to learn circus-style tricks and are confined to pitifully small concrete tanks, where they have no choice but to swim in endless circles. Like many marine animals, orcas are guided by an intricate sonar system, which is thwarted in small aquarium tanks. Excessive outside noise only adds to the animals' distress, causing them to become fearful and aggressive. Some experts say that a noise level of 70 decibels is too much for the orcas to handle, yet 'Shamu Rocks' shows reach up to 90 decibels. These shows teach visitors all the wrong lessons: that it is acceptable to imprison animals, deprive them of freedom of movement and thought, and use them for our entertainment, despite the risks to their physical and mental health."

Visit PETA for more here.

Lee, along with PETA, sent a letter to John T. Reilly, the president of the theme park's San Diego location, saying "I'm writing to ask you not to play any Motley Crue songs at any of SeaWorld's parks during this sad show. Although we like to torture the human fans who willingly come to our shows, we don't want to be a part of making innocent animals' lives hellish."

An active supporter of animal’s rights, Lee was featured this year as part of an anti-animal abuse campaign developed to reduce the incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore, Maryland. Lee was featured in the ad campaign alongside his newly-adopted dog, Bowie.

Read more here.

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