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. ANIMAL CRUELTY SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED!!! NO-ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ABUSE AND EXPLOIT ANIMALS FOR FUN. SUCH FILMS MAY ONLY LEAD TO FURTHER DESENSITIZATION AND DEHUMANIZATION OF HUMANS. THERE IS ENOUGH VIOLENCE AND GROTESQUE ANIMAL ABUSE IN THE WORLD. STOP THIS FILM WHICH IS NOTHING BUT SICKENING TRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. This cruelty should not be glorified or encouraged

  3. Suzanne Webb says:

    If consenting adult humans agree to do ridiculous things to themselves for the sake of cheap laughs that’s fine but animals, insects and the like have NO choice.
    Anything of this sort should not even have been filmed in the first place and you should have shown a complete disregard for the feelings of the creatures involved – pathetic to say the least! Haven’t the other inhabitants of this Planet got enough problems with global warming without being exploited for cheap laughs? Disgusting.

  4. Andrea Chisari says:

    I will definitely **NOT** be watching this movie, and neither will anyone I know.

  5. Cruelty to animals for entertainment or otherwise, is never ok. This movie should not be shown, it will desenitize people to animal abuse.

  6. Debra Broach says:

    I don’t watch these movies or any kind of movies that have to do with depicting cruelty to animals. Comedy or otherwise. Despicable people who think it’s ok to harm animals for entertainment and/or to get a laugh.

  7. The movie title is correct. It diffently takes a jackass to make a movie promoting animal abuse.

  8. People have enough stupid ideas on their own-why does anyone think a movie giving people MORE stupid thoughts is a good idea????? I would never watch a movie of this sort!!!! We need more kindness in this world -movies should be a way to promote more good in the world…..

  9. Boycott this vile, animal abusing movie.

  10. Lexie Cataldo says:

    This only perpetuates not only more abuse and torture to innocent animals but even more horrific abuses as people try to get more views. Unfortunately you don’t realize the responsibility nor the influence you have in your movies—especially when it comes to hurting others. Please grow up FAST!

  11. transformation6891Janey says:

    I am appalled that in 2021 a movie with animal abuse would be allowed to go ahead and I hope we have a strong impact to prevent it

  12. They should stick to just harming themselves. In this day and age, I don’t see how an animal cruelty film can be made. I want to see what the investigation shows and there will be charges laid.

  13. Raynesha McGhee-Reed says:

    I don’t think I’ll Able 2 See This Movie Since That I Don’t Even Like Animal Cruelty

  14. Ιt’s high time the UN to take action!

  15. The name of the movie says it all. A pathetic movie with no intelligence, a pile of garbage full of f**ktards. Why would anyone want to watch this crap, especially if it contains animal abuse, absolutely disgraceful.

  16. Laszlo Lendl says:

    If this is true then put this mofos behind bar in worst prison so they “abuse” the guilty ones. Fuccin retarded idiots.

  17. I agree with every comment above. What is wrong with humans who think animal abuse is funny. These “Jackass” themed movies are made for the lowest common denominator of sub-humans. We have been dealing with these jackasses for the last 4+ years, I certainly wouldn’t waste my money watching this movie. All of us see these jackasses on the nightly news.

  18. Raymond Stevens says:

    Jackass movies are for stupid people. There seem to be a lot of stupid people in this country.

  19. Not everyone is in a position to save abused animals, but EVERYONE is in a position NOT to abuse or promote abuse. This film contributes to and normalizes abuse and the attitude of abuse which effects all of us. Perhaps a viewer will subsequently abuse the people responsible for this film. Wouldn’t that be a tragic karma. Think about it please.

  20. Shirley Lemieux says:

    People of wealth can have total disregard for their actions. Even if it means offending their audiences. It is of total disregard to promote and advertise incidents of animal cruelty and expect that their audiences will find this in any way amusing. Very irresponsible and cruel.

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