‘ Zoo’ draws fire from PETA

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Greg Brax­ton

PETA has lashed out at the CBS sum­mer se­ries “Zoo,” say­ing the net­work and pro­duc­ers ig­nored the an­i­mal rights group’s pleas to not ex­ploit and in­hu­manely treat wild an­i­mals.

“By pro­duc­ing a show that ex­ploits wild an­i­mals, in­clud­ing lions, CBS has proved that it’s out of sync with public opin­ion,” said the PETA Foun­da­tion’s Brit­tany Peet.

“Zoo,” which pre­mieres Tues­day, re­volves around a wave of vi­o­lent an­i­mal at­tacks against hu­mans.

CBS re­sponded: “Ev­ery­one in­volved with ‘ Zoo’ has tremen­dous re­spect for PETA and its cause. The care, safety and over­all well­be­ing of any an­i­mal on our set is a top pri­or­ity of the pro­duc­tion.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.