PETA has once again joined forces with the cancellation reaper in a bid to take out Zoo.
Coinciding with the thriller’s June 28 second season premiere, the animal rights organization has launched an ad campaign against the use of wild animals in TV shows, Deadline reports:
This year, with Zoo back and, according to PETA, doing same, the animal-rights org has taken out ads in the Los Angeles Times,New York Times and Wall Street Journal featuring a computer-generated chimpanzee handcuffed with strips of film. “Some Shows Hold More Than an Audience Captive. CBS: Use CGI to Free All Animals From ‘Zoo’,” the ad scolds. [..]
“If Darren Aronofsky’s Noah and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book can create entire realistic animal kingdoms with CGI, then CBS can clearly make its show without exploiting any live animals,” PETA SVP Lisa Lange said. “PETA is calling on the network to switch entirely to affordable, accessible, humane, and versatile technology—and stop using animals who are caged, whipped, and denied everything that’s natural and important to them.”
Will PETA and the reaper scupper Zoo’s Season 3 renewal chances? Stay tuned…