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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.

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1.

Kelly    

Macy's can do whatever they want and PETA should have no say. Memo to PETA: Nobody cares what you think!

266 days ago
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EatMe    

Next year, they should have a float that celebrates child kidnapping and sex slavery. Screw the right to live in comfort and freedom! After all, isn't America built upon the notion of treating other animals and native humans like its their God's given right to have dominion over all?

266 days ago
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Your S&M Girlfriend    

Amazing! The people tweeting for PETA sound a hell of a lot like the pubescent TMZ weekend staffers. Keepin' it classy PETA.

266 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

How many animals does PETA kill a year again? Hypocrites.

266 days ago
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netstarman    

Masturbates orcas? Damn here I was going out on dates hopefully waiting to get a Ol' fashion. All I have to do is go to seaworld.

266 days ago
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Rusty Shackleford    

fucgk peta.
fish are food not people.

266 days ago
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Heidi    

After watching the disturbing film I can see where the controversy is coming from. HOWEVER, it is NOT Macy's people who feel strongly about this should attack, go to the source which in my opinion is 'Seaworld'........

266 days ago
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The Zombie    

Do you think the whales are bitching about getting handjobs?

266 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

I think people sure start abusing peta employee's see how they like it. These a-holes go way to far!!!!!!!!

266 days ago
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DHD    

PETA opinion doesn't sway me.

266 days ago
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fleur    

I am not a fan of PETA.

However in the case of Sea World and other parks, that force Orcas to perform, they are on the right path. Blackfish is an eye opening do***entary of how these parks capture these highly intelligent mammals from their families for their own economic gain and force them to perform tricks. You can try and lie to yourselves and say it doesn't matter, but it does. It is truly inhumane and people/Macy's that support it should be horribly ashamed of themselves.

Thank you to filmmakers who brought the story of Blackfish to our attention. <3

266 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

It seems to me like peta has no trouble abusing people.

266 days ago
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Connie     

SeaWorld exploits killer whales. These marine mammals belong in the ocean swimming free and not kept captive in marine park swimming pools being forced to perform tricks to make SeaWorld's public happy and SeaWorld rich.

266 days ago
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SId    

EatMe "... isn't America built upon the notion of treating other animals and native humans like ..."

Hi T.w.a.t the swat that you are Go s.m.e.l.l yourself HA HA HA HA!

266 days ago
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Sydney    

I am no fan of PETA (to say the least), but what they're saying about Sea World and the Orcas is absolutely true. Watch the do***entary "Blackfish," and you'll understand what the post is about. (Yes, they actually masturbate a whale in the film. It's very creepy.) When you see the mother Orcas screaming and crying when their babies are taken away, your heart will break.

266 days ago
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