Johnny Depp Reveals His Inner Lizard

Published by PETA.

Just call him Captain Jack Gecko. Johnny Depp, who lends his vocal talents to the upcoming animated film Rango, expresses his affection for his scaly friends in the current issue of Us Weekly:

“I’ve always had an affinity for lizards, and have always felt close to them and inspired by them,” he said. “So when I was asked to play a lizard, I thought, ‘I’m halfway there.'”

Unfortunately, even though no lizards were harmed in the making of Rango, PetSmart is shamelessly attempting to cash in on the film’s reptile-friendly message by offering a $10 discount for “any reptile” to customers with Rango ticket stubs. In case you need a refresher, here’s why that’s a really bad idea:

Please take a moment to drop a line to PetSmart urging them to cancel this irresponsible promotion, which encourages impulse buying of these special needs animals and is sure to put them in harm’s way.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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