PETA wants Tim Burton to change the ending to Dumbo


It shouldn’t be a surprise that animal activist group PETA is not too thrilled over the idea of a new Dumbo movie. The news came out this past week that Tim Burton will direct a live-action adaptation of the Disney classic.

PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange released an open letter asking Tim Burton to change the ending of the movie.

“We’re hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry.”

The open letter and movie announcement comes conveniently after Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus announced that they would be phasing out their elephant act due to public scrutiny.

With all the controversy around its elephants at the circus, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched that they would change the ending. It’s a good thing that it has already been announced that film’s animals will all be in CG.

Do you think they should change the ending to Dumbo? Let us know in the comments below.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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