Katy Perry Upsets PETA By Using Actual Animals in 'Roar' Video
It's the music video for "Roar" that has PETA up in arms, with the jungle-themed clip being packed with actual elephants, monkeys and tigers. "Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods," a PETA spokesman said (via Variety). "They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations."
The claims are in stark opposition to the previously cozy relationship Perry had cultivated with PETA, who in 2010 lauded the singer and her then-husband Russell Brand for the couple's vegan holiday plans, as well as the meat-free rider for her 2011 tour.
Perry has yet to comment on the PETA statements. The singer's new album, Prism, which features "Roar," is set for release on October 22. Read the full letter
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