‘Apes’ Director Earns PETA US Award
I hope you’re as excited as I am to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which opens next Friday, 12 August. The movie’s message and CGI special effects are so animal-friendly that PETA US has given director Rupert Wyatt a Proggy Award for recognising that real great apes don’t belong on production sets. Given the impressive technology available now – and you’ll see it in all its glory in this film – there’s no need to hire wild-animal trainers who rip baby chimpanzees away from their mothers and physically abuse them to force them to perform on cue. Run, walk, or swing through the trees – just don’t wait to see this movie!