Katy Perry has ruffled a few feathers with the folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The animal rights organization is calling out the brunette bombshell for featuring exotic animals in the music video for her new megahit, “Roar.”
In a letter penned to the video's co-directors, Grady Hall and Mark Kudsi, PETA explained, "Animals used for entertainment in film and television endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods."
In the video, the 28-year-old singer survives a plane crash, lands on a deserted island, and befriends several jungle creatures including a monkey, an elephant, a parrot, and a tiger.
The group alleges that the animals may have been supplied from Serengeti Ranch, an exhibitor which has been criticized for years for risking the health of its animals and even received a total of 13 citations out of 22 inspections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture since 2001.
PETA concluded its letter to the filmmakers by suggesting that if they need to use wildlife in the future, they should follow in the footsteps of the 2011 film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," which "featured wonderfully realistic computer-generated chimpanzees."
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