PETA Pushes for a Pro-Adoption ‘Cruella’

For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2021

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in response to Disney+’s upcoming Cruella:

No character spotlights the cruelty of wearing fur or skinning dogs better than Cruella, but PETA’s praise will be on paws until Disney takes steps to stop a repeat of 1996, when animal shelters were flooded with Dalmatians reportedly bought and discarded by 101 Dalmatians fans who weren’t prepared for the puppies to grow up. The devil is in the details, and Cruella must remind viewers that animals are individuals—not accessories—and to adopt them.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to wear”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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