TOMMY LEE: Stop Shouting at the Whale
Tommy Lee wants Sea World to stop playing loud music at whale shows.
It's okay if Tommy Lee and Motley Crue makes your ears ring, but he sees no reason for Sea World to do the same to Shamu and the other whales at its theme parks. On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Lee wrote to John T. Reilly, president of the company's theme park in San Diego, "ask[ing] you not to play any Motley Crue songs at any of Sea World'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... Even in my wildest days with Motley Crue I never could've imagined something so sick and twisted."
PETA adds, "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 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."
Lee and the Crue are on the road with KISS with stops in Phoenix tonight (Friday), Las Vegas on Saturday and Chula Vista, California, just outside San Diego, on Sunday.