‘ Zoo’ draws fire from PETA
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.”