‘Slotherhouse’ Fetches Award From PETA US for Puppetry, Anti-Poaching Message

‘Slotherhouse’ Fetches Award From PETA US for Puppetry, Anti-Poaching Message

London – A “Slotherhouse Rules!” Award from PETA US is on its way to the creatives behind the new horror-comedy film Slotherhouse, recognising writers Bradley Fowler and Cady Lanigan and director Matthew Goodhue for using puppetry instead of a real sloth and for sharing a powerful anti-poaching message with viewers.

The campy slasher film – with a largely British cast – tells the story of Alpha, a sloth who rightfully exacts revenge after she’s snatched from her home and forced to live as a sorority mascot in order to draw attention on social media. The few who survive her maniacal killing spree learn their lesson: by the film’s end, the sorority sisters form an activist group called “FETCH” (For Ethical Treatment, Care, and Humanity) to discourage owning exotic animals.

Slotherhouse is more than funny – it’s an opportunity to side with the frustrated animals who are taken from their habitats and exploited for clout and entertainment,” says PETA US Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “We’re delighted to honour the film’s creatives for driving home their anti-poaching message by using impressive puppets instead of suffering captive wild animals. Bravo!”

PETA US undercover investigations and law-enforcement probes into animal suppliers for the film and TV industries have documented that animals are often abused and kept in deplorable conditions.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), TikTok, or Instagram.


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