PETA Attack Britney Spears' 'Circus' Music Video

PETA Attack Britney Spears' 'Circus' Music Video

The use of elephants and lions in Britney Spears' 'Circus' music video has prompted PETA to launch a petition against animal cruelty in videos.

Britney Spears has come under fire from PETA (The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) again for her new music video, "Circus". The video that was premiered last week, is considered a merciless act to animals because she uses cruelly trained lions and elephants in the video even after "PETA wrote to her and explained in graphic detail how trainers shock, whip, and beat exotic animals into performing."

In a press release, PETA also urge people to give an online petition that is directed to Britney to stop using exotic animals in her music videos and concerts. The organization also point out that the companies that provided Britney with the animals, Steve Martin's Working Wildlife and Have Trunk Will Travel, have a long history of animal exploitation. Before elephants are told to perform tricks, they are shocked with electric prods in the most sensitive parts of their bodies, claimed PETA.

"Britney may think her life is a circus, but for the animals who are whipped, chained, and beaten to perform under the real big top, the cruelty is very real," said PETA Director Debbie Leahy. "She may be headed for a comeback, but when it comes to animals, she still can't get her act together."

In 2001, Britney was also the subject of PETA's rant about animal cruelty when she performed at 2001 MTV Video Music Awards with a yellow python on stage.

"Circus" is the second single and the title track of Britney Spears' new studio album that was released on December 2.




    May 23, 2012

    I love her music, but I won't be spending any more money on it or any of her other products or on anything she endorses as long as she participates in these shows put on by animal abusers.

    May 28, 2009

    Gee, Peta are hypocrites! The head WENCH at peta id diabetic, WTF does she think she gets her insoline???? FROM DOG TESTING!

    May 28, 2009

    PETA - People for the Eating of Tasty Animals lol

    Jan 29, 2009

    Diva- an elephant is not a "pet" by any means. It is a beautiful wild animal that shouldn't be used for human entertainment.

    Jan 17, 2009

    honestly...i respect PETA...but i dont think they should blame it on britney...honestly shes just a performer...and i dont think she gets to choose whether she uses animals or not xP

    She\'ll get it
    Jan 08, 2009

    Once and for all this idiotic and inhumane girl will get her come upance as she has NO regard for life in general or for that matter..any understanding of life..mark my words... her time to give account for all the crap she has dished out is coming very soon.

    Jan 01, 2009

    i don't know if the trainers used hurt the animals, but if they did then its up to BRITNEY herself to sort it out, if they do then she shouldnt have them in her video.. after all shes trying to make a come back and shes fucking up once again. and im a big britney fan but im not impressed with the circus video. it could of been done in other ways without the animals.

    Dec 10, 2008

    That isn't necessarily true Diva. As much as i love Britney i know the cruelty most circus animals face. Keep in mind Diva that not every trainer is compassionate and they do anything to put on a good show. Perhaps not Gary and his elephant, but many trainers do many things that you wouldn't think of to do the strangest things that no animal should have to do.

    Dec 09, 2008

    ARe you nuts... That elephant is a pet by those people.. I have seen it at fairs and he loves that elephant more than his wife! the Lion I can't speak about but that elephant is sweet and very gentle as is her trainer Gary.

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