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Lily Allen Has Second Thoughts About Safari

Written by PETA | May 18, 2009


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Lily Allen

She had always dreamed of going on an African safari, but now that the time is here, Lily Allen feels like she could never take pictures of the animals because of the stalked feeling that she gets from the paparazzi in her own life. In two recent tweets, she wrote, “Safari is something I’ve always wanted to do. Don’t think I’ll sleep tonight,” and then, “I already feel guilty about exploiting the animals with my camera, I’ve got a big long lenz, reminds me of some c***s I know.”

Expletives aside, Lily’s concerns show her sweet nature (her pooch is a rescue), and we’re impressed with her sensitivity to animals. She did decide to go on a safari instead of to a zoo, after all. We’re sure that Lily knows that zoos are nothing more than concrete jungles, where animals are held prisoner in tiny enclosures day in and day out, and that the animals resort to abnormal, repetitive behavior to alleviate the mind-numbing boredom of confinement. The animals are also stalked constantly by hordes of families, flashing cameras at the ready, all wanting to get a glimpse of the action. No wonder Lily empathizes with them.

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • anonymous says:


  • anonymous says:

    She filed a restraining order against the paparazzi 3 months ago!

  • anonymous says:

    Barbara obviously you could care less about what’s going on with Lily Allen or you wouldn’t sound so ignorant. Just to prove you’re wrong Lily Allen has filed a restraining order against 2 news agencies in London. She mentioned during an interview on G.M.T.V. that too much tabloid publicity becomes confusing to people and she just wants them to appreciate her music. She mentioned on her twitter page 51908 that she’s confident enough as a singer and she does not need that publicity. So don’t comment on people you don’t like you come off sounding stupid.

  • Barbara says:

    More like she got bored as there weren’t enough papps covering HER!

  • Lori Ugolik says:

    I recently went on a gorilla trek also to RwandaUganda. I know it’s important for the ecotourism and the money brings a lot to the economy to save the endangered species preventpunish poachers increases jobs for the guides porters drivers. I think they need to enforce rules no driving to chase the animals no interfering with their hunting because they could starve plus it destroys the homeostasis of the ecosystem. I think the jeeps should have to be far away and also maybe just stopped to let the animals do their thing. Also the campinghiking safaris would be a good option with no jeeps no permanent lodgestents no leaving a carbon footprint.

  • anonymous says:

    Because even when people acknowledge that the white fur hat isn’t real and even after Lily Allen rescues a puppy they still think it’s fun to call her a hypocrite. A matter of hearing what they want to hear no matter how many times you mention it. That’s they’re problem not hers.

  • anonymous says:

    Her white fur hat isn’t real!

  • anonymous says:

    The white fur hat isn’t real. O.K. so before you accuse somebody of being a hypocrite check to see if there is any information about the topic so you don’t sound so stupid. In this case that would have been last JanuaryFebruary when Lily Allen posted on her twitter page that the hat was fake. I looked it up It’s actually a part of the Prada collection of fake furs in a campaign to stop animals from becoming endangered. Better luck next time Rebecca.

  • alexis kerr says:

    ahhh! i wrote in a ss paragraph that i wanted to go to central africa to see large herds of animals i feel horrible now

  • kate says:

    modern zoo are great and treat there animals very well a great part of a zookeepers job is to supply enrichment for the animals so they dont get bored and have variety throughout the day. zoos are also great to educate the public about conservation without zoos people just wouldnt know about the plight of endagered animals and take action. I do agree there are alot of terrible zoos out there but please dont bag these amazing modern zoos they are an integral part of conservation.

  • Rebecca says:

    Lily wore a fur hat all the time in the winter and i bet she’ll wear it again next winter so i have no idea why she suddenly empathizes with animals

  • Rex's Mom says:

    Too bad groups like Safari International can’t be banned. They shoot with guns not cameras. Sarah Palin just loves this group. Just a bunch of blood thirsty murderers!

  • anonymous says:

    ..And people have written comments on other pages about her silly white hat totally fake She’s more of a feministactivist than the people that complain about it! Credit where credit is due!

  • Mary says:

    I agree with Brian. I recently went gorilla trekking in Rwanda in the area of the Dian Fossey gorillas. The animals are now protected from poachers because of the tremendous amount of money brought in by the tourists visiting them. The visits are very controlled and limited to one hour per day per group.

  • Marcella says:

    Aw! I love Lily Allen. I saw her when she was here in San Francisco last month. She rocks… I’m happy shes voicing her empathy with our special animal friends we share this planet with.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Safaris and ecotourism are very important for the economies of many countries. If they ceased to thrive it’s tenable that the natives would kill many of the majestic creatures.

  • Camille says:

    You guys should really read “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel you know.

  • Ellie B. says:

    Great to hear! She’s one of my favorite singers.