Thursday, May 12

Why I'm boycotting 'Water for Elephants' too

In the case of "Water for Elephants", it's possible that no animals were beaten or shocked with electric prods during the making of the film, while the abuse took place earlier, during the training process. There's a six year gap between ADI's video and "Water for Elephants."

Please take a moment to read the (beautiful and talented!) Doris Lin's article about this film. She explains that 
"... animal rights is not about how well the animals are treated; it's about whether we have a right to use animals for our purposes. If Tai were never beaten or shocked with electric prods, she would still be a victim - imprisoned by the people who profit from her exploitation, forced to perform tricks instead of roaming and foraging for miles each day in the wild. It doesn't matter whether she was born in captivity or captured in the wild. Breeding an animal doesn't mean that that animal doesn't suffer in captivity." (emphasis mine)

Also, I'll be boycotting the sequel to the Hangover as much as I adore Zach Galifianakis, I can't support a movie that uses a trained monkey.
i forgive you Zach Galifianakis. just don't do it again.


  1. So do you believe in owning domesticated animals like cats and dogs? What about other animals raised as companion animals? Birds? Hamsters? What about people who keep pigs as pets? I'm just wondering where your line is drawn. Not trying to pick a fight, just interested.

  2. I don't believe that it's right to breed animals. At all. But I do love my dog and kitties more than anything, and there are millions that need homes. Same thing goes for any domesticated animal. :) thanks for the comment!

  3. p.s. I just checked out your blog and it's wonderful! and a kitty!! <3