Jimmy Fallon Can Do Better Than Cruel Animal Trainer

Published by PETA.

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.


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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 situation.

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

Animals and showbiz go together like gasoline and matches—a disaster waiting to happen. Please never support any animal act by buying a ticket.

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