For Immediate Release:
January 18, 2023
Robin Goist 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – A behind-the-scenes video has just revealed that Your Honor producers cruelly exploited a bull named Scarface into charging Bryan Cranston for a prison rodeo scene in the season two premiere—and it was Cranston’s idea—causing PETA to fire off a letter to Cranston today, urging him to publicly denounce rodeos (in which bulls are routinely goaded, tormented, and injured before they’re sent to be slaughtered) and commit to using exclusively computer-generated imagery (CGI) to portray animals in future projects.
“With all of Hollywood’s tools at his disposal, Bryan Cranston could easily have insisted on CGI instead of abusing a live bull,” says PETA Associate Director Lauren Thomasson. “This stunt smacks of macho posturing, and PETA is calling on Cranston to recognize that real men are kind men and that he should act like one.”
The federal Animal Welfare Act offers no protection to animals used in rodeos, which have been denounced by every animal protection group for their inherent cruelty. Bulls are naturally docile animals, so rodeos typically use electric prods, flank or bucking straps, and spurs to make the animals appear to be fierce and aggressive. Untold numbers of them have sustained broken ribs, backs, and legs; punctured lungs; deep internal organ bruising; hemorrhaging; ripped tendons; torn ligaments and muscles; and snapped necks—and many have endured agonizing deaths.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that CGI has been used to portray animals in many productions. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.