HeartCancelSeaWorld
by Amanda Just
Categories: Animals, Causes, Events, Music
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Anyone who has seen the documentary, “Blackfish,” knows that SeaWorld has no heart. We can take that statement to another level now that the band, Heart, has canceled their performance at the park’s February concert event, Band, Brew & BBQ. Heart is the third musical act to cancel, following Willie Nelson and The Barenaked Ladies, and like the other two bands, credit impassioned petitions and ‘Blackfish’ as the impetus.

Heart guitarist, Nancy Wilson, posted on Twitter, “The Sea World show was planned long ago as an Orlando show. Had we known, we’d have said no then. We said no today. Love you all.” Her following tweets have been expressing her love for orcas and her gratitude to everyone who helps animals.

A petition encouraging the band’s cancellation of the SeaWorld show was created in February and gained nearly 2,000 signatures before the band’s announcement. Petitions are circulating for some of the remaining acts slated to appear at SeaWorld’s festival, including Cheap Trick and “American Idol,” Scotty McCreery. Who will be the next musical act to take a stand against SeaWorld?

Photo credit: Brian Patterson Photos / Shutterstock.com

About Amanda Just

Amanda Just is a longtime vegan who loves to promote compassionate living in fun, creative ways. As a writer, she has contributed to This Dish Is Veg, ForksOverKnives.com, and many other blogs, websites, and newsletters. As an activist, she champions many causes, from veganism and animal rights to environmental protection and human rights. Amanda resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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  • Gretchen P.

    Animal-lover Rochelle Corey started a petition to get Martina McBride to cancel her SeaWorld show–let’s all sign that one, too, and have another musical domino fall!

    • sally

      why don’t you all get a life?

      • Cheryl

        why dont you! apparently all you care about GRETCHEN is YOURSELF!