Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Screw 'Blackfish' ... Our Killer Whales Can Float

11/28/2013 7:53 AM PST

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- Screw 'Blackfish' ... Our Killer Whales Can Float

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.