Katy Perry Criticized By Peta Over Roar Video

Katy Perry has incurred the wrath of animal rights activists for featuring exotic animals in the video for her new single Roar.

The singer is seen onscreen with animals including tigers and monkeys in the promo, and in one scene, she even appears to paint the toenails of an elephant with bright pink polish.

Perry has now been criticised by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), who are furious with her decision to feature the creatures onscreen.

Spokeswoman Merrilee Burke tells Britain’s Daily Star, “Animals used for entertainment… endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods. They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.”

Burke also claims the animals featured in Perry’s Roar video were provided by a company which has been previously criticised by U.S. officials, adding, “The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001, with a total of 13 citations during that time.”

Perry has previously won praise from Peta and her ex-husband Russell Brand was even gifted with a bullock from the organisation when they married in India in 2010.

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Pam Anderson Thanks Peta Bosses For Award

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Pamela Anderson has thanked officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after she was named their Person of the Year 2010 – and she’s stepping up her campaigning following a meeting with Sir Paul McCartney.

The former Baywatch beauty was honoured for her tireless animal rights work over the last 12 months, and she’s now revealed that during her time in the U.K. performing in a traditional holiday pantomime show, she took the opportunity to hold talks with theBeatles legend.
McCartney is a longtime campaigner on the issue and wrote to Anderson in 2009 urging her to lend her support to vegetarianism – and he met with her backstage at his concert in Liverpool in December (10).
She says, “I’m so tickled to be PETA UK’s person of the year. I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like and I even included a pro-vegetarian line in my panto performance – I always find a way to speak up for animals! “I’ve loved spending time in the U.K. in 2010, and particularly Liverpool where it was my pleasure to share a drink with fellow vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney backstage at his intimate show… Thanks so much once again PETA for the honour.”