Animal rights activists PETA spoke out against Twilight for bringing live wolves to Monday night’s Breaking Dawn – Part 2 premiere after-party in Los Angeles. The after party, organized by Summit, featured multiple caged wolves with a nod to the werewolves in the movie.
Angry PETA bosses tell HollyScoop.com, “Didn’t it dawn on the Twilight event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights? The wolves were provided by Hollywood Animals, a notorious exhibitor that has been cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for repeatedly failing to provide the animals it exploits with basic veterinary care, proper shelter, food, and water. We got calls, emails and photos from people at the party.”
In an interesting twist, one of the franchise’s stars was recently at the center of an ad campaign for PETA supporting vegetarianism and denouncing circuses.
“These animals are ripped away at very young ages and trained to do really ridiculous stunts and tricks that most people don’t even actually enjoy,” said co-star Christian Serratos who plays Angela, one of Bella’s human friends. “They’re beaten and essentially tortured for something that a 2-year-old won’t even understand.”
The final installment of the Twilight Saga hits theatres on Nov. 16.