Although
some aquariums are still willing to host raucous parties despite knowing that
the pounding music is hell
on marine mammals’ sensitive sonar systems
, more progressive
aquariums are refusing. Case in point: Rocker Tony Kanal teamed up with PETA to
let the under-construction Ripley’s
Aquarium of Canada
in Toronto know that rock belongs
in arenas, not aquariums. Here’s his letter asking the aquarium not to allow
rowdy parties if it intends to keep whales and dolphins in the building:

Almost
immediately, Tony received this positive response:

We share
your concerns regarding loud noises on marine mammals in both the wild as well
as in marine facilities. I would like to inform you that we will not be holding
marine mammals in our aquarium.

Not
only is Ripley’s saving whales and dolphins from becoming disoriented and
agitated when deafening music disrupts their ability to navigate and
communicate via sonar, the aquarium is also saving them from the lifetime of
frustration, illness, and stress that they would have had in captivity.

While
all marine mammals deserve their freedom, the least that aquariums can do is
not torment them with blasting music. Join Jane Lynch in asking Atlanta Pride to move its
upcoming party
to a more humane venue
than the Georgia Aquarium, and join Tommy Lee in asking SeaWorld to cancel its loud
“Shamu Rocks” shows

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Article source: PETA Files

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