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Urge Katy Perry to Leave Elephants Alone

Katy Perry

Despite hearing from PETA twice about the cruelty inherent in using captive elephants for entertainment, Katy Perry continues to exploit these sophisticated, sensitive creatures for personal promotions. PETA reached out to Katy privately after she rode an elephant to make her grand entrance at a gossip blogger's birthday party. Then we contacted her again last month after the release of "Roar," her jungle–themed music video featuring several wild animals, including an elephant who was caught in Africa at the age of 2 and who has spent 10 of the last 20 years living alone, which is especially cruel as elephants are extremely social animals. We were hopeful that Katy would follow the lead of Pink and other artists who have vowed never to work with animals again after learning that elephants and other animals used in show business are torn away from their families and forced to perform under the constant threat of punishment.

Katy is trying to hide behind the American Humane Association's (AHA) certification that the elephant wasn't beaten on the set, but she knows that the AHA doesn't concern itself with how the wild animals are cruelly captured and trained. Emmy Award–winning wildlife documentarian Chris Palmer weighed in on Katy's negligence in a guest PETA blog. Please read and forward it, then e-mail Katy and ask her to stop appearing with wild animals..

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