Mötley Crüe drummer and animal-rights supporter Tommy Lee has asked SeaWorld San Diego to stop using the band's music in its orca shows. The group's songs are used in the marine park's nightly "Shamu Rocks" shows.
"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 wrote in a letter to SeaWorld San Diego President John T. Reilly. The letter was posted online by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Whales are not head-bangers, so stop cranking the music and take one small step toward improving their welfare," the letter continues.
Citing PETA, Lee notes that noises louder than 70 decibels are "considered too loud and nerve-racking for the animals" because whales, which communicate by sonar, are very sensitive to sound. According to Lee the music at "Shamu Rocks" shows can reach 90 decibels.
"I'm among those who would like to see the dolphins and whales at SeaWorld moved to a coastal sanctuary, but at least give them some peace and quiet," Lee writes.
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