The fallout from the animal documentary “Blackfish” continues to plague SeaWorld – with the theme park receiving it’s latest publicity hit from the Barenaked Ladies.
The Canadian band, best known for its hit “If I Had $1,000,000,” has made the decision to cancel a February 2014 gig at the theme park after fans signed a petition citing animal abuse concerns. “We’ve talked things over, and decided not to play at SeaWorld at this time,” the group said on its Facebook page.
Canadian Mike Garrett started the petition on Change.org after viewing the documentary “Blackfish,” which alleges animal abuse and negligence at SeaWorld. “In light of all the horrific information we’re learning about places like Seaworld and Marineland. I’m hoping to grab the band’s attention on this issue and ask them, on behalf of all their animal-loving fans, to reconsider performing there,” he wrote.
After nearly 12,000 signatures, the Barenaked Ladies took notice; with drummer Tyler Stewart viewing the film and helping the group make the decision to cancel.
“This is a complicated issue, and we don’t claim to understand all of it, but we don’t feel comfortable proceeding with the gig at this time,” they wrote. “The Seaworld folks have been gracious, and extended us invitations to the park to l爱上海同城对对碰交友社区