Dori Edwards, Global Animal
The Twilight series’ last installment Breaking Dawn: Part 2 premiered Monday, November 12 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, where stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner weren’t the only spectacles.
According to an Entertainment Weekly tweet, a caged pack of live wolves were also featured outside the venue.
Many responded to the photo of the wildlife behind bars with accusations of animal cruelty. One commenter posted that it is “not cool to put (the wolves) on display for a movie,” while another respondent claimed that it “seems cruel.”
It appears that the event organizers thought a live wolf pack would make the werewolf fantasy a reality for the premiere’s attendees. But being caged is no fantasy for wolves.
The exploitation of these beautiful canines is not only inhumane, but also supports the captivity of wildlife. For this event, it seems the entertainment factor was more important than preserving the dignity of these creatures.