facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Lee in SeaWorld insemination row

Dec. 10, 2010 at 1:55 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Rocker Tommy Lee wrote a second letter to Florida's SeaWorld alleging "sick and twisted" artificial insemination methods are being used for their orcas.

The drummer for rock band Motley Crue offered in his letter to bring a camera team from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to the Orlando park to settle the disagreement by filming the artificial insemination process, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

Lee wrote in his original letter last week that Tilikum the orca whale was being kept in captivity to serve as "chief sperm bank."

"We know from SeaWorld's own director of safety (as well as videos on the Web) that the way you get his sperm is by having someone get into the pool and masturbate him with a cow's vagina filled with hot water," Lee stated in a letter to the park.

SeaWorld officials said the claims in Lee's letter were "beyond ludicrous."

"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," the SeaWorld representative said.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Virgin Galactic space plane crashes during test flight, pilot dead Virgin Galactic space plane crashes during test flight, pilot dead
2
Interstate 270 drivers scramble after bag of cash falls off truck Interstate 270 drivers scramble after bag of cash falls off truck
3
Pakistan seeks coastal patrol cutters from U.S. Pakistan seeks coastal patrol cutters from U.S.
4
Britain to pay off some World War I debt Britain to pay off some World War I debt
5
Filmmaker Polanski will not be extradited from Poland Filmmaker Polanski will not be extradited from Poland
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback