PETA, the often-controversial organization dedicated to the ethical treatment of animals (and to attending fashion shows armed with buckets of red paint) has its share of celebrity supporters. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Sir Paul McCartney has gotten in on the animal rights action.

The latest big-name animal fan to grab headlines is Tommy Lee, the Mötley Crüe drummer and tabloid fixture who recently sent a letter (PDF) on behalf of PETA to John T. Reilly, president of SeaWorld San Diego, requesting that the park stop using the band’s music in their “Shamu Rocks” show. Why? To spare the whales the extreme stress of listening to the blaring 80′s metal, of course (80′s parents: “We told you so!”).

It’s not that Shamu has anything against “Kickstart My Heart” — he’s more concerned with volume than the music itself. Read more