Thursday, May 23, 2024

PETA Reminds Movie Fans Not to Buy Those Cute Dalmatians After Seeing Them in “Cruella”


Here’s a nice reminder from PETA. Thanks to Moira Colley:
PETA pushed for a disclaimer for “Cruella” urging audiences not to buy dogs, and the following message now appears during the film’s credits: “Every dog deserves a loving home. If you’re ready for the commitment of pet ownership, please consider visiting your local animal rescue to find the right pet for you.”
(Editor’s note: there are two other mutts in that movie that are very, very. Same goes for them!)
Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange:
“Talk about a Disney ending! When PETA heard that Cruella was in the works, we reminded the House of Mouse that animal shelters were flooded with Dalmatians reportedly bought and discarded by 101 Dalmatians fans 25 years ago. We urged the studio to add an “adopt, don’t shop” disclaimer, so we’re howling with joy to see Disney’s on-screen message encouraging viewers to give dogs in shelters their happily ever after.”
PETA notes that “adopt, don’t shop” is a black-and-white issue: Breeders and pet stores churn out litter after litter of puppies, even though an estimated 70 million dogs and cats in the U.S. are homeless at any given time, an estimated 10% of whom end up in animal shelters. PETA and Disney encourage everyone ready for the lifetime commitment of caring for an animal to adopt from their local shelter.
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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