Tom Hardy, Casey Affleck, and Edie Falco Speak Up for Dogs in New Star-Studded PETA US Video
For Immediate Release:
9 February 2017
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TOM HARDY, CASEY AFFLECK, AND EDIE FALCO SPEAK UP FOR DOGS IN NEW STAR-STUDDED PETA US VIDEO
Celebrities Lend Their Voices to Real-Life Footage of Neglected, Lonely Animals
London – Actors Tom Hardy, Casey Affleck, and Edie Falco have teamed up for a new PETA US video to encourage others to treat their dogs like family by never leaving them chained up outside to suffer in the cold, hungry and alone. TV host Bill Maher, actor Priyanka Chopra, rapper D.R.A.M., Latina superstar Kate del Castillo, and reality star Courtney Stodden also lent their voices to the project, which features real-life footage of neglected animals recorded by PETA US fieldworkers.
The video begins with a shot of a chained dog sitting alone in the snow, while Hardy asks, “When you first got me, did you know that you were going to chain me up and leave me outside? Even in the cold and snow?” And as a dog stands helpless to escape the confines of a large puddle, Manchester by the Sea star Affleck adds, “Did you know that you would leave me to fend for myself, even when it was pouring down rain and I had no way of keeping dry?” At the video’s end, Hardy asks, “If you did, then why did you get me at all?” before this message appears: “Treat dogs like family”.
The dogs featured in the video were filmed near PETA US’ headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, where the group’s fieldworkers serve as a 24/7 resource for animals in need in more than 250 surrounding communities. They provide dogs and many other animals who are forced to live outdoors with free shelter, straw bedding, food, water, veterinary care, and other necessities.
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.