Global celebrity musician Deadmau5, aka Joel Zimmerman, took to social media tonight to share his thoughts on the captive animal facility in Niagara Falls called Marineland, Canada. The “rant” style post lays out what Zimmerman feels is the most logical business decision for Marineland – a removal of their captive animals and the development of a full theme park. This is something that advocates have been calling for for decades, but Zimmerman’s post comes not from an “advocate” – he saves his introduction for a similar bashing of demonstrators who have kept this issue in the media eye. Instead, Zimmerman’s call is written as a way forward between both sides.
Zimmerman, born and raised in Niagara Falls, has long weighed in on issues around politics in Niagara – especially arts funding and youth programs for the arts. His comments also come after our Closing Day demonstration saw hundreds of advocates protest as Marineland shut down for the season – and also follow after celebrities like Pam Anderson, UFC Fighter James Wilks, and The Cove/OPS documentary team weighed in to throw their support behind advocates fighting to shut down the facility.
Joel furthered his comments on Tuesday with QMI claiming that he is serious about crowd sourcing and potentially buying up the facility himself. He claims his worth comes in at around $35 million.
You can read Joel’s full rant here – below is his message to the owner of Marineland.
But heres me just looking in at your shitty situation from my end… like i said, i’d just lose the fucking animals… and even if it pissed you off because you lost an asset or whatever, or potential profit from “tourists” n shit… look at what you have to gain? Youd win the entire EVERYTHING if you released a statement promising the closure of your animal pens and aquariums. That “good guy” PR would reach worldwide fuckin acclaim…. shit, even SeaWrold (who arent any fucking better by a longshot) would be like… ‘OH SNAP’ and probably forcing them into action. You’d be a fuckin world hero… and it would probably cost you the x million dollars of investments you had to spring out on fucking whales n shit and upkeep (cant imagine it would be cheap)
but hey fucknut, heres what you do… just take a fucking hit, and do it. Because, stupid, youre STILL sitting on a fucking shitload of acreage thats a theme park…. with rides and shit. WHO THE FUCK DOESNT GO TO THEMEPARKS DUMBASS? Magic mountain doesnt have 1/2 dead wales n half dead deer… do i spend a buck or 300 every year to go there? FUCK YES.
Like i said, i dont know how much it costs to keep a huge fuckin fish in a huge fucking tank, but i kinda have a good idea how much a rollercoaster costs and im sure its pretty compareable….
so from a moral and business standpoint, in my opinion, stop being a fucking bunch of morons and just do the right thing. what are you fucking broke? no. It’s a brilliant idea / long game and a hell of an investment…. but youll make youre return… receive worldwide attention for your acts of valor… even tho you needed to be pressured into it anyway, and my personal facebook timeline wont be full of shit about how shitty you are.
believe me, if i had the kind of money you’d want to buy your shit operation out, i’d do it myself in a heartbeat… and im probably not far off, so you might wanna hop on this shit.
– Joel Zimmerman