Tommy Lee forbids SeaWorld San Diego from using Motley Crue music at Shamu shows
by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Tommy Lee is known for forming heavy metal ‘80s band Motley Crue. And yes, he may be fondly remembered for getting frisky with Pamela Anderson on camera and for his crazy rocker antics, but what most don’t know is he’s an animal lover at heart. (No wonder Pam fell for him.)

Lee recently banned SeaWorld San Diego “Shamu Rocks” shows from using any of his band’s music. In a letter written to John T. Reilly, president of the San Diego marine park, he forbids the use of his music.

“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,” Lee writes. “I’ve learned from my friends at PETA that these marine animals are very sensitive to sound, as they communicate by sonar, and loud noises mess with their most basic instincts and drive them more nuts than they already are when trapped in your tanks.”

These shows include “performances” from orcas to rock music, along with bright flashing lights. While those in attendance might find the attraction fun, the orcas might disagree. It is said the music and lights confuse and terrify them.

Lee also noted that these creatures, and other animals at SeaWorld, should be released to sanctuaries, but since this probably won’t happen anytime soon, the park can at least spare the orcas from loud music.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phil-Robles/755414901 Phil Robles

    I’m not a Motley Crue fan, but this is a cool move.

  • spiritpen

    This is a classy move by a classy drummer. You can never judge a book by its cover and this is proof. You rock TL!

    As for you, SEACRAP, let those whales go. One of these days people will get fed up and do it for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/TJ-Stevens/100002683620304 TJ Stevens

    Very good move. I think TL was compassionate in doing this. Thank you TL for sure.