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PETA Still Trying To Change Dumbo's Ending! Now They're Asking Recently Announced Director Tim Burton!

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We feel like PETA is like a little kid trying to figure out which parent to ask for more ice cream. Who is more likely to satiate their sweet tooth… but for a pretty decent reason.

When PETA heard that Disney was remaking Dumbo, they asked that the studio change the film's ending.

The original Dumbo ends with the eponymous elephant becoming a hit circus act and everything ends happily!

Though, now we all know the circus isn't the best place for elephants. Heck, even Ringling Bros. has promised to get rid of their elephant acts by 2018!!

So, now that the Dumbo remake has director Tim Burton on board, PETA is asking him what they already asked Disney. PETA's Senior VP Lisa Lange wrote a letter to the director, that said, in part:

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Tim Burton To Direct Disney's Live-Action Dumbo Remake!

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We think Disney should do a live-action remake of every single film they've ever done ever.

Except for maybe the direct-to-video sequel Tarzan II. And maybe a whole lot of other direct-to-video sequels.

One live-action remake we're innerested to see is the remake of Dumbo!

It already sounds like a weird idea, but guess who they've just tapped to direct… Tim Burton!

So now, the live-action Dumbo remake, which will feature a mixture of

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Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants Will FINALLY Be Phased Out Of The Act — But It'll Take Three Years!

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This is great news!

We just wish it was happening a bit sooner!

The twin touring circus companies — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — have made a MAJOR announcement on Thursday about the future of their circuses and one of the main pieces of information that they let loose concerned the elephants in the show.

And apparently the company will be phasing out the magnificent creatures from BOTH shows!

Feld Entertainment announced that

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Olivia Munn Tries To Save Abused Elephant, Writes To USDA On PETA's Behalf!

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Olivia Munn isn't just beautiful, smart and famous… she's also compassionate — her best quality if you ask us!

Last week, she wrote a plea for help on behalf of a poor elephant named Nosey.

Nosey the circus elephant suffers from debilitating arthritis and Olivia took it upon herself to write a letter on PETA's behalf to Tom Vilsack, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. It read:

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PETA Wants Disney To Change The Ending To Their Live-Action Dumbo Remake!

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When it comes to animals, no matter how good things get, they're rarely good enough.

And that's why PETA has felt the need to step in and remind us of the fact that animals often get the short end of the stick, even under the best circumstances.

Just like with Disney's live-action remake of Dumbo!

Everyone can get excited over the fact that Disney isn't using real animals in the movie. That's an amazing, progressive step forward for the film industry.

But that doesn't change the fact that the Dumbo story ends with him becoming a star attraction at the circus.

While it's a happy ending, in real life, an elephant ending up at a circus is never happy.

A PETA spokesperson said:

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Texas Tech Cheerleader Received A Death Threat From THIS Real Housewives Of Miami Star! Find Out Why HERE!

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This 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader has been receiving a lot of messages recently!

And they haven't been pleasant ones!

The college sophomore named Kendall Jones got into a lot of heat recently when she posted pictures on the internet of some animals she's hunted and killed in Africa — including lions, elephants and leopards.

One person super upset was one Real Housewives of Miami star who posted about Kendall Jones on Instagram, and Jones interpreted it as a threat!

That reality star was Joanna Krupa herself!

Here's what she wrote to Kendall Jones

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Ian Somerhalder Is The Hottest Animal Activist Ever! See His Fight To Save The Elephants HERE!

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It's quite possible Ian Somerhalder is the perfect human.

Ian is not only beautiful and talented, he's also a real-life superhero!!!

The UN ambassador is fighting for the lives of elephants and he's taken his passion all the way to congress in Washington D.C. to testify on behalf of The Ian Somerhalder Foundation.

*SWOON*

In all seriousness though, Ian does bring up just how in danger the species is thanks to poachers.

Ian said:

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