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Heart Also Drops Out Of SeaWorld Performance Due To Blackfish Documentary!

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Ohhhhhh, barracuda indeed!!

Bands performing at Sea World's Bands, Brew & BBQ early next year are dropping like flies as Heart has announced they will also be canceling their scheduled performance!

The theme park has been the center of controversy lately due to the disturbing documentary Blackfish, which highlights their mistreatment of killer whales. But while some bands didn't exactly point the finger of blame at the eye-opening flick, Ann and Nancy Wilson say that's EXACTLY why they bowed out!

Heart's official Twitter account made the announcement and wrote:

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SeaWorld Doesn't Want Its Killer Whale Trainers Federally Protected From A Gruesome Death!!!

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Everyone is entitled to their day in court!!!

Even companies like SeaWorld who oppose current federal regulations that protect trainers from deadly orcas!

Killer whales like Tilikum have been living up to their name for years, but when SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed on the job in 2010 the government finally decided end the madness.

After an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concluded working conditions for whale trainers were simply too unsafe, the government barred close contact with these potentially dangerous creatures without some sort of barrier in between.

While this is good news for the friends, family, and children of current trainers who don't want to see their loved ones maimed or killed, it was apparently bad news for SeaWorld stockholders as it cramped the style of the Shamu-esque whale show so many ticket-goers paid to see.

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Richard Branson Speaks Up For The Orcas!

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The orcas in Quebec, which were recently trapped by the Hudson Bay ice are now free!!

But before the killer whales were let loose, ocean advocate Richard Branson took to his blog today to write:

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Marion Cotillard Promises To Never Ever Get Back Together Return To SeaWorld

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Marion Cotillard's latest flick, Rust and Bone, has REALLY done a number on her conscious.

As reported last week, animal activists are trying to get patrons to boycott the French film for its use of captive animals and it looks like the movie's STAR is having second (or third!) thoughts) too!

Marion has vowed to never return to a SeaWorld after her experiences in the film.

The flick was shot at a Maryland SeaWorld and the actress explains her decision:

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Animal Activists Boycott Marion Cotillard's Animal Training New Flick

Oooooh….Marion Cotillard…you in trawble!

The French actress stars as an animal trainer in her new flick, Rust and Bone, and scenes in the film show captive killer whales.

Now many animal rights groups are asking patrons to skip out on Rust and Bone and they are appalled that director Jacques Audiard would use performance animals in the movie.

Even Marion had her reservations about her role, stating:

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SeaWorld Fires Back At Tommy Lee

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Who knew Tommy Lee's letter was FULL of fighting words!

As reported earlier, the Motley Crue drummer sent a letter to SeaWorld, tag-teamed with PETA, to DEMAND the water park stop blasting Crue music and hurting its killer whales.

Turns out, SeaWorld doesn't even play Motley Crue…EVA!

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Two Killer Whales Found Dead In Alaskan River

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So sad.

Two killer whales have been found dead in an Alaskan river.

Killer whales have sometimes been seen near where the river meets the ocean but never that far up stream.

A team of vets and a whale specialist are going to examine the carcasses to figure out exactly what killed them.

They believe it was a combination of the cold and stress from being in fresh water for too long. Poor whales.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking into how, if more whales are found up river, to safely return them to salt water.

[Image via AP Images.]

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