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“Who Are You Calling a ‘Panzee?”

When watching the closing credits to the upcoming movie Speed Racer, you may not see the words “No monkeys were harmed in the making of this film.”

There’s a reason for that.

Christina Ricci’s latest film has sparked outrage following allegations a chimpanzee was beaten on set. The chimp is said to have bitten an actor on the set of Speed Racer, which reportedly resulted in the animal being hit. PETA has written to producer Joel Silver urging him to stop using live animals in his movies.

However, movie studio Warner Bros insist they will continue to use live animals wherever necessary. A spokeswoman said: “Every option on a film is carefully weighed, and for this production, the decision was made to use live animals.”

I personally call on all parties – monkey and human victim – to exercise restraint.

Update: Reminds me of this.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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