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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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61.

Linda    

For the person that said they insert an electrical probe up a stallions rectum, you are not well informed. You present a mare in heat to a stallion and then as he goes to mount the mare you cover the penis with a large tube with a pouch. After he is finished you collect the semen and artificially impregnate mares with it or you freeze it and ship it to a broodmare farm. This prevents your prize stallions, mares and personnel from harm by decreasing the times exposed during breeding. You would never take the chance of harming a multi-million dollar stallion with a electrical charge. Plus most horse lovers would never think of doing something like this because it is cruel. Tho you may know of some males that might get a "charge" out of an electrical current introduced to their rectum I can tell you no stallion would.

1379 days ago
62.

the truth    

this is just udder nonsense

1379 days ago
63.

Murf    

In response to Mark whose comment was posted at 2:02 p.m. on Dec. 8:
Please mention your post on TMZ to your shrink. Its obvious that you need additonal help. Your awful.

1379 days ago
64.

Mark    

OOhhh good one! I said people at PETA are psychologically damaged and then you went and said I should talk to a shrink!! You just flipped it right around on me! I did NOT see that coming!!!! I'm saying they need psychological help and then BAM!!! I'm suddenly being accused of needing psychological help! You're like a debating genious! A "master" debater if you will!.
Oh WaiT!!!! I just thought of something even better. The jerk store called....... and they're running out of you!
Check and MATE genius!

1379 days ago
65.

3Storms    

Who gives a damn what Tommy Lee thinks about anything? He's done every drug and every married woman in the world, he sent kids outside so he and his friends could have an orgy, leading to the death of a child, his singer is a murderer who keeps on drunk driving with no regrets, and is generally the lowest form of human being imaginable.

1379 days ago
66.

fit    

Yet another washed up has been who actually thinks he has some relevance. Hey idiot, newsflash, it's not 1985. No one gives a **** about your "outrage" and now you look like an even bigger jackass then you already do with all those gnarly ass tats.

1379 days ago
67.

christina    

anony-

one reason why people go starving and homeless is due to people's exploitation in animal agriculture. we do need to worry about animals. we also need to worry about people like you who holds the world down.

1379 days ago
68.

shan    

For the love of "Free Willey," we have nothing more to do with our time since Pam is back, or gone again? She is the PETA person. Need to probable check yer facts next time there snapper head. I'm sure that whale could give a **** who or what is getting him off, sorda like you and Pam!!

GOT LIFE?

1379 days ago
69.

donnie's correct    

Seaworld's highest priority is corporate profits, not safety. Those killer whales are miserable in those tanks, it's like being stuck in a bathtub, not an ocean. That's why they go berserk and kill trainers. Seaworld should be boycotted !!

1379 days ago
70.

er    

Thank you, Linda...I was so hoping someone would call out the loon that thinks horses are electrocuted into producing semen. It's absoultely ludacris, and definitely proves SeaWorld's point of animal rights extremists sensationalizing things at the cost of the factual truth.

We could go along with PETA and release all the domesticated dogs, cats, cows, horses, whales, etc. into the wild to fend for themselves, but then what would they have to complain about?

1379 days ago
71.

Ms.Chris    

Tommy = Brainless Moron who needs to just go away, far far away.
PETA = Their root cause is good, but they have extremely poor credibility in their facts and their demonstrations are an embarrassment. They can use some training from the TMZ fact checker people.

1379 days ago
72.

Kauaigirl    

The best comment thus far was from post #64 about the actual process used to collect semen from horses, which said that the method used with the whale is not very different from. So it would have to be modified to accommodate the animal in a water environment. Due to the latest fatal accident with an Orca trainer, they no longer allow close contact (she was dragged into the water by her ponytail) so you can be that no human is in the water gathering sperm that close to the whale. It would help if SeaWorld would say how they modified the procedure to that used with stallions.

1379 days ago
73.

Vic Price    

What bothers me about this story is that no one seems to be burdened by the fact that a cow has clearly been violated here. I'm not so concerned with the captivity of this whale as much as I am about the cow that has been sexually assaulted by a water born mammal. Alive or dead I hardly believe that consent would have ever crossed the bovines mind. The visual on this alone is preposterous. Clearly the San Diego D.A.'s office needs to bring charges against not just the whale, but to the repugnant perverse individual who would hop in a tank and willingly masturbate a whale with a stolen vagina. On another note, what do you suppose the guy makes an hour?

1379 days ago
74.

Stephanie    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIU2-m_Vc7U

1379 days ago
75.

Zach Swan    

I love them for it, but on any ordinary weekend, Tommy and the boys from Crue did **** WAY more twisted than jacking off a whale with a cow's *****. And then there were the lads from Zepplin who did unspeakable things with that sharks body and the groupie. Rock stars like them probably shouldn't stand in judgement. Oh well. Tommy probably just made the comments so he could get laid by a cute chick at PETA.

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