Animal rights group Peta presented director James Gunn with the Not a Number Award for his depictions of “the cruelty of animal testing” in the film. Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 3.
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In the third installment of the Marvel series (released May 5), viewers are shown a flashback of Rocket – the anthropomorphic panda voiced by Bradley Cooper – being tortured by the High Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji).
The film’s villain performed extensive medical procedures on Rocket to transform him into a powerful, sentient weapon.
When Nebula (Karen Gillan) watches the recordings of Rocket’s past, she says they’re worse than any torture Thanos put her through.
“Through Rocket, James Gunn has given a face, a name, and a personality to the millions of vulnerable animals that are being rotated through laboratories as we speak,” said Senior Vice President. of Peta Lisa Lange said in a statement shared Monday (May 8).
“Peta named it the best animal rights film of the year for helping audiences see animals as separate individuals and suggesting that just because we Maybe testing on them doesn’t mean we should.”
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In the release, calling the film an “animal rights masterpiece”, Peta alleges that “like Rocket’s friends Lylla, Teefs and Floor, most of the animals are used in the lab. were all killed after suffering a lifetime of suffering.”
The organization recently condemned Rings of Power after a horse died on set Lord of the Rings spin-off.
An Amazon Studios spokesperson shared that the horse died of cardiac arrest. “It seems that living underground with Orcs is obvious to the makers Rings of Powerbecause they have the option to use CGI, mechanical devices and other humane methods,” Lange said in a statement at the time.
“Peta is calling on the show’s creators – and all the other producers – to take on a new mission without using any real horses.
“If they can’t avoid exploiting animals for their art, then they should find a new medium, because no one wants to see a TV spin-off with a theme of torment.”