Following a year that saw SeaWorld slapped with a class-action lawsuit by investors and a criminal fraud investigation, as well as the deaths of seven marine mammals there, the abusement park is desperately trying to tempt Christians with a musical festival called Praise Wave.
Even though top singers—such as Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, and Willie Nelson—have joined dozens of other performers in canceling performances at the failing theme park, musicians Steven Curtis Chapman, Lecrae, and MercyMe are set to perform there, encouraging unknowing Christians to support a company that forces highly intelligent orcas to perform tricks in concrete tanks that, to them, are the equivalent of the size of bathtubs for humans.
Musicians listen to their fans, so we need your help to let them know that it’s wrong to support a company that deprives complex, emotional, and social orcas of everything that’s natural and important to them.
Please post messages on the following social media pages urging the performers not to appear at SeaWorld.
- Steven Curtis Chapman: Twitter and Facebook
- Lecrae: Twitter and Facebook
- MercyMe: Twitter and Facebook
Then, use the form below to urge Chapman and MercyMe to set a meaningful example of being good stewards of God’s creation by canceling their performances at Praise Wave.
I was disappointed to learn that you plan to perform at SeaWorld despite overwhelming evidence that orcas and other animals confined there are treated cruelly. Millions of consumers have watched Blackfish—whose „star,“ Tilikum, died along with two other orcas at the park in 2017—and learned the truth about the devastating physical and mental effects that this marine park has on the animals it confines. At least 40 orcas, hundreds of other dolphins and whales, and countless other animals have died at SeaWorld. By performing for this cruel company, you’re inhibiting progress toward moving these animals to coastal sanctuaries, where they would have a chance to live in a more natural habitat.
Please do the right thing now by canceling your performance at SeaWorld.