Thursday, August 7, 2014

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee helps PETA take on SeaWorld

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is helping People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) take on SeaWorld by raising awareness of the theme parks’ use of Orcas in their shows.

Lee recently held a scavenger hunt at the band’s July 30th show in Chula Vista, California, near SeaWorld San Diego. The rocker hid a t-shirt that read “SeaWorld Kills” somewhere in the Sleep Train Amphitheatre, and PETA tweeted out clues to help its followers find it.

The fan who found the shirt won backstage passes to meet the drummer.

“In addition to the buzz generated at the show,” says PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews, “Tommy’s half-million Twitter followers all learned about the cruel treatment and confinement of orcas at SeaWorld, which is a huge boost to our campaign.”

Tommy and PETA will conduct similar scavenger hunts at Motley Crue shows near SeaWorld parks in Texas and Florida.

This isn’t the first time Lee has made headlines taking on SeaWorld: in 2012, the drummer sent a note to the theme park asking the theme park to stop using his band’s music and to shut down its “Shamu Rocks” shows for the sake of the animals.

SeaWorld has been rapidly losing favor with the public ever since the documentary “Blackfish” exposed its inhumane treatment of marine mammals, and its sinking popularity reached new depths last week when Southwest Airlines ended its more than 25-year partnership with the park.

Last month, Lee and Motley Crue kicked off their 2-year farewell tour with special guest Alice Cooper.

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