Sunday, 15 September 2013
Katy Perry's 'Roar' video criticised by PETA
unwelcome attention...PETA has publicly criticised Katy Perry for using exotic animals in her latest music video, reports Digital Spy. The animal rights organisation has slammed the singer's clip for 'Roar', claiming that the creatures are likely to have been subjected to cruelty. Merrilee Burke, a spokeswoman for PETA, told the Daily Star that the company that is thought to have supplied the animals for the shoot has a questionable track record. "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," explained Merrilee. "It has been given a total of 13 citations during that time," she added. Merrilee also claimed that by simply having the animals - including a monkey, parrot, tigers and an elephant - on set, the singer and crew were exposing them to unnecessary stress. "Animals used for entertainment... endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods," she said. "They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations." So what do you think? Does PETA have a valid point?