I love films about animals and was looking forward to going to see the upcoming film entitled Zookeeper. This was until I received a message from PETA informing me that the film features a number of captive wild animals and during the production of the film a giraffe named Tweet unfortunately passed away, please see this article for information.
Also used in the film was an elephant named Tai, provided by a company called Have Trunk Will Travel (HTWT). Back in May, Animal Defenders International released undercover footage showing Tai being abused along with other elephants by trainers at HTWT.
PETA says that "sadly, many wild animals used for entertainment suffer greatly at the hands of their trainers. The animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them, such as adequate space, appropriate companionship, and proper exercise."
Please boycott this film, as I am also doing, and share the news with your friends and family asking them to do the same.