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PETA outraged over use of dinosaurs in Jurassic World

Spielberg issues response

PETA Concerned for dinosaur welfare.
Photo: Genessa Gutzait · The Sentry

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has taken to Twitter, yet again, in an outrage that is now directed toward the creators of the Jurassic World franchise. “To exploit these poor defenseless dinos in such a violent and abusive manner is asinine,” PETA stated in a heated Twitter response to the film’s wide success.

In reference to the assorted scenes demonstrating the Mosasaurus’ devouring ability to consume other dinosaurs in the two most recent films, PETA said, “The idea that there is even a promotion of ingesting dinosaur meat is preposterous. Dinosaur product on your plate is murder on your hands. #govegan.”

In continuance of the lengthy Twitter rant over PETA’s concern for the well-being of the dinosaurs that were cast into roles in the film: “Those miserable-looking dinosaurs that were cast into these roles against their will had the ability to live for hundreds more years and carry hatchlings in their wombs for nine months to propagate their species.”

Of course, in typical PETA style, the lengthy rants consist of “fear-inducing” propaganda rather than actual factual evidence (because dinosaurs are long extinct, if you haven’t caught on yet)—dinosaurs had gestation periods of three to six months (and are hatched from eggs) and only lived to ages 70 or 80.

Continuing along with their bizarre scare tactics, the extremist group protested outside the premiere of the newest installment in the Jurassic World series. The group placed a fake dog on a barbecue grill and changed the original wording of the ploy from “If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a lamb? Go vegan!” to “If you wouldn’t eat a dog, why eat a dinosaur? Go vegan!”

Steven Spielberg, director of the original (and superior) Jurassic Park series, created a Twitter account just to respond to PETA’s typical bogus remarks. “@PETA I apologize for not clarifying this much sooner. All our breeds of dinosaurs are hatched by egg in our studio. Since dinosaurs grow much quicker than humans, they have all fully consented to taking up roles in these films—by audition of course,” Spielberg stated.

“As per the Mosasaurus scenes, no actual dinosaurs were harmed in the making. We use authentic humans dressed in inflatable dinosaur Halloween costumes to film those scenes in order to ensure the safety of all dino actors/actresses. Our Mosasaurus prefers people over dinosaurs for his daily meals anyway,” Spielberg added.

PETA could not be reached for comment after Spielberg’s credible response.


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