I hope you’re as stoked as I am to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which opens this Friday, August 5. The movie’s message and CGI special effects are so animal-friendly that PETA has given director Rupert Wyatt a Proggy Award for recognizing that real great apes don’t belong on production sets.
Given the impressive technology available now—and you’ll see it in all its glory in this film—there’s no need to hire wild-animal trainers who rip baby chimpanzees away from their mothers and physically abuse them to force them to perform on cue.
Run, walk, or swing through the trees—just don’t wait to see this movie!
A PETA “chimpanzee” gives Rise of the Planet of the Apes two opposable thumbs up outside the premiere in Hollywood.
Written by Jennifer O’Connor