Rocker Tommy Lee angered over whale masturbation *UPDATED*
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is angry -- really angry -- about the way Shamu is being treated at SeaWorld.
In a letter to SeaWorld Orlando, Lee complains about the methods used by the theme park to obtain sperm from Tillikum - the orca responsible for the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau this spring.
Tillikum was brought to SeaWorld Orlando specifically for breeding purposes in 1998. He continues to appear in Shamu shows there and to be used in killer whale breeding programs.
PETA, an organization which Lee has long supported, has called for the whale's release back into the wild.
Lee calls Tillikum SeaWorld's "chief sperm bank."
"We know from SeaWorld's own director of safety (as well as videos on the web) 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," Lee wrote in the letter obtained by TMZ.
"Even in my wildest days with Motley Crue, I never could've imagined something so sick and twisted."
As bizarre as it may sound, manual stimulation of animals is a regular breeding method used by zoos and aquariums for certain species.