PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is never an organization to miss a chance for publicity which is why they hate on every single film that features an animal. The latest victim of their protests: Liam Neeson’s The Grey, a survival flick about a group of people must fend for themselves against the elements and packs of wolves when their plane goes down in Alaska.
“PETA met with a producer of The Grey and explained how animals used in movies often spend most of their time confined to chains or cages when they are not performing and may be beaten or deprived of food in order to force them to perform,” it says on their blog. “The producers assured us that they would use only computer-generated imagery and animatronic wolves—but we’ve now learned that they reneged on their promise.”
While slamming director Joe Carnahan they are also taking aim at Neeson himself for reportedly eating wolf meat. “It tastes like chicken but really gamey!” he said.
Like most things PETA has an issue with, people aren’t shying away from the flick. It made $20 million just this weekend.