PETA lashes out at Summit for wolves at 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' after party
From the second it was revealed that there were live wolves at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" after party, it was only a matter of time before PETA got on Summit Entertainment's case. Well, got on their case the organization is, and the animal rights group has some angry words for the studio.
"Didn't it dawn on the 'Twilight' event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights?" a spokeswoman for PETA tells TheWrap in a statement.
For what it's worth, the animals were reportedly outside the party, but we get PETA's point. However, the organization seems as incensed by the company that Summit chose to get the wolves from, Hollywood Animals, as it was by the fact that the wolves were there.
"The wolves were provided by Hollywood Animals, a notorious exhibitor that has been cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for repeatedly failing to provide the animals it exploits with basic veterinary care, proper shelter, food, and water," the statement continues. "We hope the rest of the promotional events surrounding 'Breaking Dawn' celebrates the brilliant work of the cast and crew and shows enough respect for wildlife to leave animals out of it."
For those of you confused by the connection, "The Twilight Saga" films include a group of supernatural humans who can transform into a wolf pack (hello there, Jacob Black). The wolves at the party were likely intended to tie in to that storyline, as Bella and Edward's meadow and the Volturi chambers were also among the scenes recreated for the event.