MATT DAMON AND BOB BARKER ON SEA WORLD

Bob Barker


Megastar Matt Damon is throwing his support behind a campaign to close down Sea World in Orlando, Florida after the tragic death of a killer whale trainer at the theme park on Wednesday. Animal rights campaigners at PETA have teamed up with television icon Bob Barker to write to Sea World owners The Blackstone Group and appeal for the complex to close. In his letter to Blackstone boss Hamilton James, Barker wrote, "The death of (the) trainer at Sea World did not have to happen, and I must appeal to you to take strong action now so that it never happens again. I urge you to make (a) humane move now and to start moving the captive orcas and other marine mammals to transitional coastal and wildlife sanctuaries." Hollywood star Matt, is now speaking out about his shock at the trainer's "horrible" death, and is insisting all marine mammal parks like Sea World should be "shut down" altogether. He told Entertainment Tonight, "I think they should just shut them all down. I've never been a fan of places like that."
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