Tommy Lee Goes To War Against ... SeaWorld?

By Andy Doerschuk Published December 8, 2010

Is Tommy Lee really in a position to complain about anybody’s breeding habits? Evidently Motley Crue’s notorious drummer sent a letter to Terry W. Prather, the president of SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, to complain about the treatment of one of the amusement park’s killer whales. Working with the blessings of People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), Lee demanded the release of Tilikum, the whale that was involved in three deaths at the theme park, including one earlier this year. "We understand that you refuse to release this frustrated whale because he is your chief sperm bank,” Lee wrote, “and we know from SeaWorld's own director of safety ... 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. Even during my wildest days with Mötley Crüe, I never could've imagined something so sick and twisted.” SeaWorld was quick to refute the allegations, telling the celebrity gossip website TMZ, “If Mr. Lee’s information on Tilikum and SeaWorld’s artificial insemination program for killer whales comes from PETA we’re not surprised that it’s wrong. PETA is as careless with facts as they are extreme in their views.”