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]

Photo Credit: Promiflash


59 Comments

  1. GOD DAMN IDIOTS

  2. Neide Reynolds says:

    Why in the world humans think they can abuse animals ? It’s appalling to see people all over the world abusing helpless animals . This has to stop . Abusers should go to jail and hopefully be attacked there by the other criminals .

  3. Monica Lee Koski says:

    There is already too much animal abuse in the world, without a movie coming out that actually helps to promote it under the guise of comedy! There is absolutely nothing entertaining or comedic about animal abuse!

  4. Animal abuse needs to stop. Don’t use it in movies,like it’s ok. It’s HORRIFIC!!

  5. R A De Prima says:

    Because We Care about All Living Beings and how We Treat Them
    R and TJ
    Namaste

  6. You’d have to be a jackass to promote animal torture. Who watches that crap anyway.Retards!

    • Carol brandt says:

      The ones watching are the ones most likely to copy those monsters, no morals, low intelligence. Retards is not a good word, though.

  7. I for one will not be watching their movie even if the abuse is removed from the final cut. It still actually happened and I will not condone it by paying for the movie. WTF is wrong with people??? Isn’t it bad enough the way we treat farm animals, mustangs, dolphins and pretty much anything that lives on this Earth? We are supposed to be stewards of the Earth which does not involve killing and cruelty.

  8. WHERE ARE THE AUTHORITIES?!!!

  9. I am appalled at the decisions made through this company to include horrific acts of violence and abuse against innocent animals! I,for one, will NOT open my wallet to be subjected to such cruelty! YOU ARE IN VIOLATION and hope you get arrested and imprisoned for such acts!!

  10. Yolanda Rodriguez says:

    Enough is enough with animal abuse and cruelty. We humans have to know this is not right! Even filming a movie with the knowledge that you are abusing animals is wrong! Stop this Crap already!

  11. Animal cruelty is not funny

  12. Julia Edinger says:

    STOP HORRIBLE ABUSE IN THIS MOVIE,,,,ASAP!!! ANIMALS SHOULD BE PROTECTED ,,,, PERIOD !!!

  13. These people should learn more about the Spanish and their fetish for torture first. Idiot humans not a f..G clue. I hate Spain.

    I will be boycotting this crap

  14. What is wrong with people there is already so much total abuse of animals worldwide. The amount of evil humans do to our fellow earthlings is sickening. Why promote it try using footage of human protecting or saving not this crap. You should be jailed for promoting such vile abuses.

  15. A bunch of idiots taking idiocy to the next level. Do not promote this vile stupidity.

  16. Annette & Jeff Patrone says:

    Hmm FITTING MOVIE TITLE FOR THIS REASON AND STATEMENT, for starters:

    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.

    Mr. Giananpulos is a Jackass Forever if he does not step up and do the right thing, and furthermore acknowledge there is no animal cruelty going on behind the scenes or in the making of this joke of a movie.

    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.”

    “WE, THE PUBLIC DO NOT WANT NOR ACCEPT ANIMAL CRUELTY AS ENTERTAINMENT”.

  17. Michelle Stewart says:

    If they won’t stop abusing/torturing the animals, then the movie should not be allowed to be made. After investigating, they all should be charged with animal cruelty.

  18. There is nothing more frightening than someone with money combined with abject stupidity and ignorance. Add to that arrogance and you have the combined catastrophe of destruction, and inhumanity. This is why our world is in trouble because of the greed and incapability to recognise how ridiculous humans can be. Let the responsible people speak in volumes. We are the guardians and don’t ever give up.

  19. ANIMAL ABUSE IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT

  20. Who promotes torturing? Are you abnormal? Stop it immidiately for WE, THE PUBLIC DO NOT WANT NOR ACCEPT ANIMAL CRUELTY AS ENTERTAINMENT”.

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