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SeaWorld -- We DON'T Use Cow Vaginas!

12/8/2010 4:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

SeaWorld is finally lashing back at Tommy Lee -- claiming the rocker's allegation that the park uses cow vaginas to "masturbate" their killer whales for sperm collection is "beyond ludicrous."

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A rep for SeaWorld tells us, "If Mr. Lee’s information on Tilikum and SeaWorld’s artificial insemination program for killer whales comes from PETA we’re not surprised that it’s wrong.  PETA is as careless with facts as they are extreme in their views."

As we first reported, Lee had fired off a letter to SeaWorld demanding they release Tilikum the orca back into the wild. In his letter, Lee also stated that he learned the "sick and twisted" info about the cow vaginas from SeaWorld's own director of safety.

But the SeaWorld rep notes, "The process of collecting semen for [artificial insemination] doesn’t differ in any meaningful way from the techniques employed in managing livestock or other species for zoological display."

"Contrary to the charges made by PETA and repeated in Lee’s letter, our trainers do not now nor have they ever entered the water with Tilikum for this purpose.  The safety of SeaWorld staff and the welfare of our animals are our highest priorities."

The rep adds, "Whatever his views on SeaWorld, Mr. Lee would be wise to spend more time checking his facts.



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31.

ckat    

tmz ****ers.. r u reading this?? Send me an email and let me know u do.. Seems like we can't give u advice on **** and u really need it.

1310 days ago
32.

nobleday    

Blah, blah, blah...these animals are not meant to live in captivity. Let the poor thing live a normal live outside of a tiny tank. It's a wild animal people.

1310 days ago
33.

*78    

Great Job Sea World!!! Thanks for standing up to these phychotic celebrities and the ecoterrorists at peta. Where is the proof that Tommy Lee can even read? He WAS a musician and WAS a porn star, and now he thinks he's an expert on whale masturbation?

1310 days ago
34.

noneofyourbusiness    

He must be trying to get into his old cow vagina again...I think he named it Pam.....

1310 days ago
35.

UpsideDownTire    

Why you guys at TMZ thought this story was even worthy of reporting and posting is ... beyond ludicrous.

1310 days ago
36.

Imejia    

This story is soooooo dumb!

1310 days ago
37.

MrR    

Anything in a Red Swimsuit will do .

1310 days ago
38.

Cali MJ Fan    

"But the SeaWorld rep notes, "The process of collecting semen for [artificial insemination] doesn’t differ in any meaningful way from the techniques employed in managing livestock or other species for zoological display."

Ummm, that's not a fullscale denial of using what Tommy Lee referenced.

"Contrary to the charges made by PETA and repeated in Lee’s letter, our trainers do not now nor have they ever entered the water with Tilikum for this purpose. The safety of SeaWorld staff and the welfare of our animals are our highest priorities."

This only states that the trainers haven't gone into Tilikum's cement prison, errr tank, to do this. Doesn't say they don't do this with other whales.

Unless there's more to the letter from Sea World, it sounds like they are not *really* denying they do it-- maybe just that they aren't doing it to Tilikum.

Regardless, all the cetaceans should be released. They are "dying to entertain us". Watch the movie http://www.THE COVEmovie.com and check out http://www.SeaShepherd.org

Thank you Mr. Lee for standing up for Tilikum.

1310 days ago
39.

Trisha    

This whole situation/story is disturbing and makes me cringe. Please TMZ, make it go away.

1310 days ago
40.

anonymouse    

Close all zoos, point blank . Establish repopulation programs of endangered species that are carried out within the natural environment of the species. I'm sure the method Seaworld DOES use is not much more glorious than using cow vaginas.

1310 days ago
41.

Frito     

Red Rocket! Red Rocket!!

1310 days ago
42.

bophus    

To the idiots who are posting for the release of this whale. You are retarded. This would kill the whale, because it doesn't know how to hunt or where to even go. It would be dead within a few weeks. This animal was born in captivity and it will die in captivity.

PETA are terrorists. That is all they are, terrorists who think they have the right to do what ever they want because "it is for the animals." Well guess what, I eat ****ing meat. Every day. Why? Because I am better than the animals. I will kick a ****ing whale in the cow vagina, that's how much better I am than them.

1310 days ago
43.

Mark    

I am soooo sick of PETA and all these other liberal nazi's that have nothing better to do then run around policing everyone else's conscience. I used to call myself liberal but I'm sick of both groups at this point. I would gladly make Sarah Palin king of the damn world before I gave these freaks at PETA (or any other similarly ignorant liberal groups) even the slightest bit of power. As if Tommy is even slightly offended by cow vagina? We've all heard about his tape. If you ask me the guy IS a cow vagina. He dresses like a slutty asian hooker and seems more turned on by his own midriff then he could ever be by a chicks.. The guy's too dumb to live and he wants to tell people how the world works?

The world is NOT perfect. Animals DIE. Kids die! clowns die! people fight, people starve. Life goes on!
These people are irrational. They don't care about nature or sustainability or the food chain. They just start crying like babies when they see a cute snuggly animal being hurt or killed and they want to pretect themselves from having to see it or think about it! Once they irradicate people killing animals I guarantee they will try and find a way to stop ANIMALS from killing animals. They'll be out in the jungle in safari hats trying to put a freaking lion in "time out" for not playing nicely. They have major emotional damage and can't relate in a healthy way to other human beings so they focus all their irrational emotional needs on dumb animals to make up for all their buggered up human failings.
The problem is that our society is soo bloody spoon fed and full of itself that people like this can actually live and thrive and spread their retardation to others.
If you ask me we could use another Great Depression to bring some of these protein shake drinking, reality tv watching, .1 percent bodyfat having schrub cuddlers back down to reality.
A couple weeks without food and we'll see how worried they are about Lassie's feelings. Someone should round all these idiots up and send them over to Haiti to hand out their litterature. See how long they last!

BTW, I do not condone animal abuse or even hunting for sport. I just don't have my head up my scrawny a$$!

1310 days ago
44.

Cat    

Doesnt surprise me PETA has false info and are extremist.There own dirrector diabetic refusing to admit her insulin came from animal reasearch and a animal. Beyond all that the fact is sea world keeps Tili*** in what is the equivalent of a bath tub. Orcas have a very structured family and social order yet they isolate them from formed pods and wonder why they go mad and attack. Research of endangered species is best carried out studying the species in its natural enviroment and enacting laws to protect endangered species. Sea world does help with injured sea turtles, manatee,sea birds, and dolphin. They also release many back into the wild after medical care and rehab to ensure the species is able to survive. I know this as I have seen it in my home state of florida. I also have seen whales and orca in the wild. these huge creatures deserve freedom not captivity. while we are human let us remain humane. snatching a creature from the wild all that it knows from its structured family is the equal to kidnapping. putting it in a dog and pony show to perform for paying crowds is a crime against nature.

1310 days ago
45.

2percent    

This is Kayne West syndrome. It is a celebrity who has convinced himself that he is a smart guy. Stick with what you know.

1310 days ago
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