Because they never have anything better to do than whine, PETA will be protesting the premiere of the new Kevin James film, ‘Zookeeper.’
PETA hawks will descend on Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles on Wednesday night to heckle and protest the film’s stars James, Adam Sandler and Rosario Dawson and Zookeeper director Frank Coraci.
The organization is protesting over the report that a Giraffe named Tweet suddenly collapsed and died during the production of the film last year, as well as a claim that elephants used in the film are from a company exposed for its cruel training techniques in a recent Animal Defenders International film.
A PETA director said in a statement: “Wild animals exploited by filmmakers are scared, confused, and out of their element, but time is money, so if they don’t perform on cue, they can expect to be beaten or given an electric shock.
“The makers of Zookeeper hired confirmed animal abusers, so moviegoers should steer clear of this film and all others that use exotic animals and should support only willing human performers.
“The American Humane Association’s certification stating that ‘No animals were harmed in the making of this film’ applies only to what transpires on the set, not to what happens during off-set training sessions, where abuse is most likely to occur.”