Don’t Promote Bullfighting and Other Cruelty in “Jackass” Movie

Target: Jim Gianapulos, CEO of Paramount Pictures

Goal: Do not release movie footage that allegedly depicts cruelty to animals.

The Jackass franchise may bill itself as comedy, but the most recent charges leveled against it are anything but light-hearted. The release of a trailer for the upcoming move Jackass Forever prompted an outcry from animal rights organizations for its seeming depictions of animal cruelty. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has even called for a criminal probe into the movie’s production.

Incidents cited in the promo include apparent cases of snake and tarantula mishandling in addition to bullfighting. These reported instances only capture what has been released publicly. The full movie may very well contain other controversial acts of alleged cruelty. Los Angeles authorities have yet to respond to calls for them to investigate the California law that forbids subjecting “any animal to needless suffering.” Yet a plea to the production company responsible for this so-called entertainment asking for the elimination of any disputed cruelty footage has been denied.

Sign the petition below to let Paramount Pictures know unequivocally that the public will not accept animal cruelty for laughs.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gianapulos,

“Tormenting real animals for stupid stunts normalizes cruelty, encourages others—including minors—to harm animals, and violates California law.” What part of this statement issued by PETA was untrue? Despite the fact that one of Paramount’s upcoming releases faces these very charges, you have chosen to shrug off the valid criticisms directed at Jackass Forever and enable alleged criminal behavior. This company has an obligation to its loyal audience, especially its young and impressionable members, to exercise responsibility and some degree of integrity.

Before you create an even bigger public relations disaster and force audiences to make a statement by withholding their wallets, do the right thing. The request to remove footage that potentially depicts abuse of real living beings from this production is not unreasonable, and animal cruelty is in no way entertainment.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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57 Comments

  1. First of all these are grown men, when will they let the jackass theme die?!? Abuse animals just to get likes on all these stupid social media platforms and then to promote it in stupid movies like jackass – all needs to stop ASAP and anyone who in any way shape or form condones these horrific acts should be held accountable (sadly by our lame justice system), even if you watch them! People are horrible and these jackass ‘actors’ are at the top of the list!

    • Das sehr ich genau so! Dieser Mann ist meiner Meinung
      nach ein Kranker und psychisch gestört. Wie moralisch verkommen muss man sein, wenn man hilflose, leidensfähige Mitgeschöpfe für Stunds und mehr missbraucht und das
      auch noch mit der Kamera festhält und obendrein auch noch damit Geld verdient? Unsere Gesellschaft ist in hohem Maße verroht und einige Social-Media-Plattformen tragen dazu bei, dass immer mehr kranke Hirne neue Missbrauchstechniken ersinnen und auch die Grausamkeiten an Tieren immer krasser werden. Unsere Politik schläft den Schlaf der “Gerechten”, wobei Angela Merkel einmal in der Öffentlichkeit gesagt haben soll: “Es sind ja NUR Tiere!” Schärfere Gesetze und vor allem Staatsanwälte, die nicht fast jeden tierschutzrelevanten Fall einstellen und Richter, die endlich den armen Kreaturen gegenüber, die sich selbt nicht wehren können “RECHT sprachen!” Beschämend in hohem Maße u7nd verwerflich, was dieser Regisseur da von sich gibt!

  2. NEVER promote CRUELTY to Animals – we have many ways to get our jollies — using innocent, vulnerable Animals for LAUGHS is not only cowardly, its sadistic, merciless and depravedly indifferent — let’s be sane, rational, compassionate, caring and moral — LEAVE the Animals OUT OF IT.

  3. This is just not acceptable. Please do not encourage cruelty!!!

  4. Well maybe we should put these actors in a ring like a gladiator arena and have Spears thrown at them and cheer them on and do the thumbs up and thumbs down and see how they like it…. it’s just for sport you know…😉

  5. Carolyn Douglas says:

    This is so very cruel and evil…sure hope something is done to remove the horror parts before movie is released. IMO

  6. Stephanie Geyser says:

    Luckily, I have never seen a “Jackass” movie. Nor have any of my friends or colleagues. The producers have never got 1c out of any of us. They are just a bunch of sadistic sickos – their latest stunt of animal abuse proves it.

  7. First of all, why are we still watching these?! Why watch senior citizens act like idiots? Trash this whole movie and these old a** men who can’t develop pass a 10 year old mindset.

  8. NASTY, EVIL, WICKED THINGS TO DO TO ANIMALS WHICH IS NEVER, EVER ACCEPTABLE.
    PATHETIC MOVIE MADE BY A BUNCH OF SAD EXCUSES FOR MEN.
    YOU KNOW THIS IS CRUEL, WICKED AND YET FOR MONEY AND FAME YOU CONTINUE….WHAT A LOAD OF TRASH!! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU INVOLVED IN THIS RUBBISH, TOTAL RUBBISH.

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