PETA is not too happy with Liam Neeson for admitting that he ate wolf stew in preparation for a role!
The flick in question is The Grey, and in it, he plays the leader of a group of plane crash survivors being hunted by wolves in the Arctic.
As he explained during promotion of the flick:
"It was very gamey. But I'm Irish, so I'm used to odd stews. I can take it. Just throw a lot of carrots and onions in there and I'll call it dinner."
Of course, the animal rights group took no time at all releasing a statement, which reads:
"Neeson's stance on kindness to animals is sorely out of step with the rest of the world. Don't just shy away. Run away from The Grey."
And Jane Dollinger, a spokeswoman for PETA, further explains:
"Many animals caught in traps chew off their own limbs in order to escape. These animals go on to die of gangrene or other secondary infections, sometimes leaving nursing puppies abandoned to fend for themselves."
Obviously, we doubt Neeson was aware of the conditions in which some of these wild animals were killed when he made those comments, but we hope that this information will cause him - and other method actors in the future - to find alternative means of getting into character so it's not at the expense of our beautiful wildlife!
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