For Immediate Release:
August 4, 2017
Moira Colley 202-483-7382
Los Angeles – Below, please find a statement from PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange in response to Robert Pattinson’s announcement that he had refused to perform a sex act on a dog on the set of Good Time:
PETA depends on actors and crew members to come forward when they see mistreatment, whether it involves a dog who is being forced into churning water on the set of A Dog’s Purpose or an A-list actor who is being asked to molest his canine co-star. Robert Pattinson is our kind of guy (and everyone’s who has a heart) for refusing to masturbate a dog—which is like child molestation—and for talking about it so that the public can see that once again animal trainers’ top priority is money and animals’ interests and well-being are often ignored. PETA is currently investigating whether the law was broken in this instance.
More information about PETA’s work to help animals is available at PETA.org.