28 Feb '15, 7pm

Primates of the Caribbean? Stop Animal Abuse on Set, Say Care2 Members

Monkeys belong in trees, not on pirate ships. That’s the message over 35,000 Care2 fans are sending to Jerry Bruckheimer Films as the company prepares to start shooting Pirates of the Caribbean 5 in Australia. The company, along with Disney, has applied for a permit to ship a female and male capuchin monkey from California to Down Under to perform in the film. Wild Futures, a UK-based primate sanctuary, has launched a Care2 petition demanding that the film producers use CGI (character generation) rather than real live animals. “Use of primates in the entertainment industry is a cruel, unnecessary practice that simply must stop, says Claire Turnbull, Senior Keeper on the Primate Welfare Team at Wild Futures. ”Primates are intelligent, social animals and their welfare is seriously compromised when they are used in this way. “ According to the petition, the capuchins are “lik...

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