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Twilight event receives PETA backlash

The final movie in the Twilight Franchise, Breaking Dawn Part 2, has come underfire by PETA representatives. In the efforts of celebrating the premiere of the highly anticipated film, Summit organized the after party to include real live wolves. Multiple caged wolves were featured in the event on Monday night as a nod to the werewolves in the movie.

In a statement to TheWrap, a PETA spokesperson stated, “Didn’t dawn on the ‘Twilight’ event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights?” The wolves for the event were provided by Hollywood Animals. The organization has been cited for countless violations against the Animals Welfare Act. The statement continued by saying, “We hope the rest of the promotional events surrounding ‘Breaking Dwan’ celebrates the brilliant work of the cast and crew and shows enough respect for wildlife to leave animals out of it. ”

Ironically, one of the Twilight franchise’s star, Christian Serratos, was recently at the center of an ad campaign for PETA. In the ad, the star campaigned against circuses and supporting vegetarianism. “They’re beaten and essentially tortured for something that a 2 year old won’t even understand,” said Serratos in the new PETA ad.

PETA and the Twilight saga has long had a great love affair with the organization giving the film its 2008 Libby Award for being the most animal friendly movie of the year. Along with Christian Serratos, Kellen Lutz have advocacy relationships with the PETA organization.

Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters November 16.

 

Shanika Simmons

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