'Wild Animals Aren't Disney Characters': PETA Calls for We Bought a Zoo Warning

It was bound to happen eventually, and here we are: Three days after the Zanesville Zooicide that cost dozens of unleashed zoo animals their lives, PETA vice president Lisa Lange wants Cameron Crowe's upcoming We Bought a Zoo to warn viewers off from wild-animal ownership.

"We Bought a Zoo conveys the misleading and downright dangerous message that no special knowledge--just a lot of heart--is needed to run a zoo," Lange said in a statement just over the transom at ML HQ, calling for the film to add a disclaimer discouraging the smattering of idiots impressionable enough to think amateur zookeeping is right for them. "As the tragedy in Ohio gruesomely illustrates, wild animals aren't Disney characters. They have very special needs that all too often aren't met by people who buy them on a whim because they think it would be 'cool' to own a tiger."

Fair enough, but I have to say that it really is pretty cool to own a tiger. Let me consult mine about this. What say you, Panjo?

[via PETA]


  • ZebedeeDooDah says:

    I watched the first Star Wars film right before I joined the Air Force. "Use the force, Luke" my ass, I lost both my goddamn legs! Warnings for every film!

  • metroville says:

    You'd think that PETA of all organizations would subscribe to Darwinism and if a man leads his family and himself into death-by-tiger because he "wanted to be like Matt Damon in that movie"--well, that's a win for the tiger.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Why didn't anyone warn me not to throw the tape recorder into the tub when White Rabbit peaks?

  • Serge says:

    S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Sign of dangerous criminal activity. Original Scarlett Galabekian educated and licensed pediatrician doctor.