‘There is nothing glamorous about showbiz for primates, big cats, bears, and other animals who are used in television, film, or advertising.’ Says PETA. Not only are animals often exploited, it is not a very animal friendly or sustainable way of dealing with the environment (think of nearly extinct animal species or transporting exotic animals to a set!)
That’s why Director Rupert Wyatt’s film The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes was rewarded for it’s protection of animal rights. Rupert used no real life apes in his film, it was all CGI. This earned him a seal of approval and also a PETA ‘Proggy’ Award, which applauds companies, people, and products for innovative and animal-friendly achievements. It shows that using no real animals can underline a message of environmental awareness. Especially in this film, where humans are the villains and apes are the heroes 😉 Do you have good examples of animal friendly productions? Share them here!