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Joan Jett Slams SeaWorld

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Joan Jett attends the Bvlgari B.zero1 Rock collection event at Duggal Greenhouse on February 06, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Joan Jett is slamming SeaWorld.

The rocker made statements at the company’s virtual annual shareholders meeting today to protest the sexual abuse of the park’s whales and dolphins.

Jett made the remarks on behalf of PETA, (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and called the venue an “abusement” park.

She explained:

“SeaWorld has caused public outrage by continuing to forcibly breed bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales in order to create generations of animals who then suffer in cramped tanks, deprived of any semblance of a natural life. In the park’s breeding program, unwilling female dolphins are taken from the water and sometimes even drugged so they can’t fight back while SeaWorld staff thrust tubes filled with semen into their uteruses. Some must endure this process repeatedly, only for their babies to die or be taken away and shipped off to other marine prisons. We can all agree that sexually abusing dolphins and whales who must carry out their forced pregnancies is disrespectful to these forms of intelligent life, heedless of these wonderful animals’ rights, and just plain wrong.” 

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