Katy Perry went the jungle-themed route for her campy music video for “Roar,” and some aren’t happy with the fact that she used live animals as props.
Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is upset over the use of animals in the video.
“Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods,” a PETA spokesman says in a statement. “They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.”
The video features Perry hanging out with monkeys, tigers, alligators, elephants, and tarantulas, and the group suspects that the singer worked with animal exhibitor Serengeti Ranch which, according to PETA, “has been inspected by the US Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001.”
It’s ironic PETA would find fault with Perry, who has long since been heralded by that very same group for her vegetarian lifestyle.
Watch the video PETA is slamming below: