REO Speedwagon drummer slams SeaWorld killer-whale shows
REO Speedwagon drummer Bryan Hitt (photo left) can't fight his feelings of SeaWorld any longer. Hitt this week told TMZ.com that he once put his 6-month-old son on top of killer whale Shamu. But after viewing the controversial anti-SeaWorld documentary Blackfish, he decided he'd made a huge mistake.
"I would never put my kid on a whale [today]," Hitt told the Hollywood celeb news site. "They've eaten some people lately."
REO has even backed out of scheduled performances at SeaWorld to protest the way killer whales are displayed at the theme park. (SeaWorld has their own webpage to give their point of view on its shows.)
"There's always two sides to every story. We just felt that this is Seaworld's fight, not our fight. We bowed out," Hitt said. "I personally don't like big animals kept in small places."