Katy Perry Criticized by PETA For New Video
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 09.15.2013
They weren't happy about the use of exotic animals...
PETA has taken their latest shot at a celebrity. The animal rights organization slammed Katy Perry for using exotic animals in the video for "Roar," arguing that they were likely to have been subjected to abuse. According to spokeswoman Merrilee Burke, the company that supplied the animals, Serengeti Ranch, has a questionable track record.
Burke told The Daily Star, "Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations. The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been inspected by the US Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001."