Written by Jeff Mackey
We love Jimmy Fallon around here. He's
funny but not mean, has a keen musical sense, and is still boyishly charming. He's
totally adorbs. So what's not to like? Well, there is
one thing we'd change—and PETA has sent Jimmy a letter explaining why.
For some inexplicable reason, a frequent guest on Late Night has been animal exhibitor
Jeff Musial. Unlike the amiable Mr. Fallon, Musial is unlikeable, disrespectful,
and clearly more interested in scaring Jimmy and giving the audience cheap
laughs than taking care of the animals he treats like props. Musial handles the
animals roughly, causing them additional anxiety in an already stressful
So, what gives, Jimmy? After staying up late to watch you,
we want to go to bed with a smile, not toss and turn with nightmares about cruelty
to animals. And we're not alone: PETA has received many complaints from viewers
who were upset by how Musial mishandles terrified animals. We really hope that you'll
make the compassionate decision never again to feature Musial's squalid animal
act on Late Night.
What You Can Do
and showbiz go together like gasoline and matches—a disaster waiting to happen. Please
never support any animal act by buying a ticket.
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.