HBO series “I Know This Much Is True” starring Mark Ruffalo the HULK of Avenger series has been fired by PETA for using wild animals.
As per PETA news release “After a monkey was exploited in two episodes of HBO’s I Know This Much Is True – following the network’s recent use of elephants in Westworld, a bear in Silicon Valley, a tiger in Vice Principals and a lion in The Leftovers – PETA fired off a letter once again calling on the company’s executives to enact a policy against using wild animals and stop supporting an animal-abusing industry.
“Animals aren’t looking for their ‘15 minutes of fame’—in fact, they’re desperate to avoid it,” says PETA Senior Manager of Animals in Film and Television Lauren Thomasson. “HBO knows this much is true, and PETA is calling on the purportedly progressive network to stop exploiting animals who are typically caged and beaten into submission off set and to use CGI instead.”
PETA points out that primates, such as capuchin monkeys, who are used for film and television are typically taken away from their mothers prematurely and are frequently denied adequate psychological and social stimulation, proper exercise, and the opportunity to engage in natural behavior. As a result, they often develop neurotic behavior patterns, such as pacing, rocking, swaying, cage-biting, and self-mutilation. Many suffer from debilitating loneliness and depression.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”
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