Max George thinks it’s high time for us to pull the plug on those who hold orcas captive in tiny pools and force them to perform confusing tricks. “Watching Blackfish, killer whales should not be kept in captivity. It’s a disgrace. So upset and angry. I won’t watch an orca show again. Heartbreaking,” he tweeted out to his 1.2 million followers.
Celebrities galore share Max’s sentiments, and for the past few weeks, Twitter has been buzzing with praise for Blackfish and disgust for SeaWorld. Stephanie Pratt and Goldfinger singer John Feldmann were just two of the people who were speaking out for orcas and other animals this week:
In other celebrity news:
- As the annual mass dolphin slaughter was taking place in the now-infamous cove in Taiji, Japan, people around the world protested against the dolphin-meat and captive-marine-mammal industries, which keep the slaughter going. Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum traveled to Taiji with Ric O’Barry to protest on site, and now he’s planning a rock concert with multiple bands in Tokyo to further the cause. “I’m going to bring a bunch of heavyweights, big rock stars,” he said. “The main thing is to get the Japanese kids.”
- Simon Cowell knows that rescued dogs have that “x factor.” The staunch animal advocate is ready to share his home with two new canine companions, so he tweeted asking shelters to help him out.
- And Mayim Bialik is sticking up for chickens by asking her fellow Jews to “wave money, not chickens,” for Yom Kippur. Some people participate in the Jewish ritual of waving live chickens over their heads to atone for sins, but even rabbis are speaking out against the tradition, saying that it violates Jewish laws condemning cruelty to animals.
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