It's all over for SeaWorld. They just lost their 8th of 10 concerts for 2014. On their Facebook page, .38 Special made the following announcement today:
"Due to concerns raised by the CNN documentary "Blackfish," 38 Special will be canceling its scheduled March 9th concert at Seaworld. We appreciate the outpouring of support and especially apologize to our Orlando fans. We will try and schedule another performance in your area in the near future.
"The band wishes everyone a happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you all again in 2014."
Blackfish, if you haven't seen it, is a wonderful documentary about the incident at SeaWorld in which an orca killed a trainer. SeaWorld lied to the public, blaming the trainer, but the truth is SeaWorld hires trainers who have little knowledge of animal behavior, SeaWorld gives them little training before putting them in a very dangerous situation, and then SeaWorld blames these trainers when they get killed.
SeaWorld is as much a labor issue as an animal rights issue. It's great to see the corporation exposed and to see the public reacting like this.
For those keeping track, here is SeaWorld's concert lineup for 2014:
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