Statement From PETA re Wes Craven’s Death

For Immediate Release:
August 31, 2015

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Wes matched his success on the silver screen with the kindness of his heart, which he extended to animals many times, wishing to spare them the real-life horrors of laboratory experimentation and other forms of cruelty. He put fear into the hearts of those who experimented on dogs and cats condemned for a lifetime to endure pet-food tests, and his monthly column about how wonderful birds are gave every reader tips for how each of us can make the world a less scary place for our feathered friends. Wes was a friend to PETA and to animals, and we will miss him dearly.

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