31 October 2014
- From the section Music
An Animal rights group has stepped up its criticism of One Direction after the band used a chimp in their Steal My Girl video.
The charity has released a full-page advert in The Hollywood Reporter with the words “‘No animals were harmed’, really One Direction?
It also goes on to state that animals are subjected to “abusive training” in the film industry.
The band’s video also shows a lion, flamingos and sheep.
It goes on to state that wild animals are often subjected to “abusive training methods” in the film industry.
The charity also claims the animal trainer used on the video, Steve Martin, has a bad reputation for animal welfare.
Martin has previously denied all such claims and the production company, Fulwell 73, which is behind One Direction’s video, claimed it chose the trainer carefully for “his exemplary treatment of animals”.
A statement was released last week by Peta urging One Direction to cut the animal scenes from their music video.
“Peta is asking the boys [to] immediately cut the scene with the chimpanzee and the other wild animals, pledge never to work with animals …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment