Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ain't Gonna Play Blackfish City

SeaWorld is paying a heavy price for the capture and imprisonment of Orcas, with musicians and bands canceling their performances at the venue after seeing  the movie Blackfish.

This is an "Ain't Gonna Play Sun City" kind of response.

Among the performers that have canceled:

  • Willie Nelson
  • Heart
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Cheap Trick
  • REO Speedwagon
  • Joan Jett
  • Martina McBride
  • Barenaked Ladies

SeaWorld's attorney is Eugene Scalia, son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and a lawyer for the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, the first name in legal help for liars, cheats and thieves. 

Scalia was in court last week arguing that despite three trainer deaths at the hands of their captive Orcas, SeaWorld should still be allowed to have trainers get in the water with the animals.  Why?  Because it's part of their business model. 

Right.  And slavery was once part of the business model of the American South, and apartheid was once part of the business model of South Africa.  SeaWorld and Scalia need a better argument; that one's not going to work.    

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