The bad vibrations from SeaWorld’s abuse of orcas are now reverberating throughout all its parks. The Beach Boys and husband/wife team Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo were slated to perform at Busch Gardens in Tampa. But as soon as they got wind of the fact that the park is owned by SeaWorld, they promptly canceled, wanting nothing to do with the abusement park.
Meanwhile, celebs and their followers are making sure that good vibrations for Blackfish are reverberating throughout Twitter:
— David Bakhtiari (@DBak69) January 14, 2014
The Orca has no natural predators in the wild-EXCEPT 4 HUMANS! Join moi in telling Sea World 2 free the whales: http://t.co/3RSmS7GZsK xo RT
— Randall (@Randallsanimals) January 15, 2014
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) January 15, 2014
I think they should release Tillikum back into the wild so he can tell the other orcas about how crazy humans are. #Blackfish
— ཨོཾ Drew Chadwick (@DrewChadwickE3) January 11, 2014
@peta2 after seeing Blackfish I really need to be part of shutting down Seaworld. How can I help?
— Josh Franceschi (@joshmeatsix) January 10, 2014
In other celebrity news:
- Naturally, animal defender Woody Harrelson requested all-vegan footwear for his Catching Fire costumes, and costume supervisor Jim Tyson reports that Woody loved his nonleather boots so much that he’s asked for the same ones for Mockingjay.
- Vegan beauties like Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, and Mayim Bialik are getting plenty of cruelty-free company on the red carpet. At the Golden Globes, Rashida Jones, Katie Lowes, and Bryce Dallas Howard all toted vegan handbags from Jill Milan.
- Another vegan beauty, Ireland Baldwin, knows that good things come in small packages. That’s why her newest rescued companion is a sweet hamster named Darla.
- Ellen DeGeneres was in for a treat this week, when Drew Barrymore stopped by and whipped up her famous vegan pesto pasta. And Ellen was kind enough to put the sought-after animal-friendly recipe online.
Plenty of other stars made their own animal-friendly online posts, including these Twitter gems:
If you want a dog that will love you unconditionally and be loyal till the day it dies, the best breed to get is called a Rescued. — Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) January 12, 2014
To keep up with what all your favorite stars are doing for animals, follow @PETA on Twitter.