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Heart cancels SeaWorld show amid 'Blackfish' controversy

By Brenda Clemons,

The rock band Heart is the latest to cancel a scheduled concert at SeaWorld due to the Blackfish controversy. The controversy arises over a CNN documentary by the name Blackfish, which accuses SeaWorld of abusing their marine animals.

Heart is the third band to cancel shows; the others being the Barenaked Ladies and Willie Nelson, who also cancelled due to disrespect for SeaWorld.

Nick Gollattscheck, a spokesperson for SeaWorld, told CNN that the allegations are not fair. “The bands and artists have a standing invitation to visit any of our parks to see firsthand or to speak to any of our animal experts to learn for themselves how we care for animals and how little truth there is to the allegations made by animal extremist groups.”

Bloomberg is stating that the controversy has not affected sales at the theme park. However, at closing today, stocks for SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS) fell 0.7 percent.

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