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Join Tommy Lee in Urging SeaWorld to End 'Shamu Rocks' Shows


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. Check out all the other ways that SeaWorld makes orcas' lives miserable here.

You can help orcas at SeaWorld by also writing to the president of SeaWorld San Diego and urging him to ease some of the animals' suffering by ending the "Shamu Rocks" shows. Feel free to use the text below as a template for your note.


  • John Reilly


Dear [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]

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