After the real-life horror of an Ohio zoo gone wrong last year (dozens of exotic animals were killed after a zookeeper set them loose, then committed suicide), PETA had a few words to say to director Cameron Crowe regarding his newest film, "We Bought a Zoo."
As the group's vice president, Lisa Lange, said in a statement, "'We Bought a Zoo' conveys the misleading and downright dangerous message that no special knowledge -- just a lot of heart -- is needed to run a zoo. As the tragedy in Ohio gruesomely illustrates, wild animals aren't Disney characters." The group pleaded with Crowe to include a warning at the end of his film, dissuading would-be wild-animal owners from attempting any of the quirky antics shown in the film. The group also took issue with the film's use of animal actors and urged the public not to see the film at all.