People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) today claims someone from the set of the upcoming Warner Bros film Speed Racer reported that one of the young chimpanzees used in the role of Chim Chim was beaten during filming. Now, PETA is officially asking other Hollywood insiders to take on the role of whistleblowers. the organization took out a full-page ad in today’s Variety calling on readers who witness or suspect animal abuse in the production of a movie to immediately report the incident to PETA via a special hotline number and/or website. The ad shows a dejected monkey dressed in human clothing and carries the tagline “Not Everyone Wants to Be Famous”. This week, Variety also ran an ad from the National Enquirer asking readers to report tips and gossip to the tabloid.  See my previous:

  1. PETA  Claims Golden Retriever Puppies Dying On Set Of Disney Sequel
  2. Finke/LA Weekly: Speaking for the bruised, slaughtered, bleeding