PETA Officials Urge Alan Jackson & Kid Rock To Maintain ‘integrity’ And Cancel SeaWorld Shows

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January 31, 2014 | 3:56am EST

Officials at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged country singer Alan Jackson and rocker Kid Rock to reconsider their controversial weekend gigs at SeaWorld in Florida in a bid to prove they are not “out-of-touch sellouts”.
The pair has signed up to headline the first Bands, Brews & BBQs shows at the Orlando themepark after artists including Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick and Heart pulled out in the wake of the hard-hitting Blackfish documentary, which exposed the questionable behind-the-scenes treatment of captured killer whales housed at the location.
Neither Jackson nor Rock have spoken out about their decisions to take on the gigs, but animal rights activists at PETA are calling on the pair to do the right thing and follow in the footsteps of their music peers.
Senior Vice President of Communications Lisa Lange tells WENN: “Blackfish has shown millions of people that complex animals such as orcas suffer when they are forced to spend their entire lives confined to tanks that, to them, are equivalent to the size of a bathtub.
“SeaWorld is offering huge sums to musicians like Alan Jackson and Kid Rock in order to distract people from its cruel business practises. Artists with integrity won’t want to show their fans that they are out-of-touch sellouts.”