Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Screw 'Blackfish' ... Our Killer Whales Can Float

11/28/2013 7:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stuck to its guns in the face of animal rights protests ... moving ahead with SeaWorld's killer whale float in this year's celebration.

There's been a lot of backlash against Macy's by animal-rights groups ever since it announced this year's float line-up, claiming SeaWorld is a haven for animal abuse ... as shown in the recent documentary "Blackfish."

PETA even tweeted today, "RT if u think #MacysParade should b ASHAMED 2 celebrate a place that imprisons, abuses, INBREEDS & MASTURBATES orcas!"

Check the clip and decide for yourselves. BONUS: around the 40-second mark, one of the dancers takes a spill.