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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Called Out By PETA For Monkeying Around In The Wolf Of Wall Street!

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It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio has some SERIOUS explaining to do!

The actor has recently come under fire after PETA criticized his decision to work with a chimpanzee in the upcoming film The Wolf Of Wall Street!

In what appears to be a harmless clip (in the GIF above), Leo can be seen holding a particularly stylish monkey who for some reason is wearing a pair of roller skates. (Siiiiigh.)

Well, the organization claims that the monkey was provided the Rosaire family who are allegedly known to treat their animal actors poorly. But, they didn't just say Leo shouldn't have acted in a scene with the monkey in the first place, but they're saying he should flat out REFUSE to work with animal actors ever again!

PETA primatologist Julia Gallucci spoke out about the scene, saying:

"Someone as committed to environmental concerns as Leonardo DiCaprio should know better than to support the well-documented cruelty involved in using great apes for entertainment. PETA hopes the next time Leo receives a script with an ape ‘actor’ in it, he’ll remember that these sensitive animals are stolen from their mothers at birth and subjected to physical abuse — and he’ll demand a rewrite."

PETA didn't stop there either, as they even started an online petition asking him to never work with animal actors again!!

While this might seem like a tall order, it actually isn't a bad idea!

As PETA points out, treating animals poorly under any circumstances is unacceptable, and if a high profile actor such as Leo takes a stand he could make a HUGE difference in the use of animal actors in the future!

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9 comments to “Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Called Out By PETA For Monkeying Around In The Wolf Of Wall Street!”

  1. annainparis says – reply to this


    Oh come on! Rihanna was in a long fur coat, hundreds of animals had heir skin ripped off (till bleeding) so what the fuck (maybe because she was one ripped out too!!!)!

  2. no peta says – reply to this


    yes but PETA is also a terrorist organization……. soooo…… maybe someone should fire a petition against them

  3. iHatePETA says – reply to this


    Maybe you should do your research about PETA Perez. They are a terrible organization who do more bad for animals than good. In 2011, out of 760 dogs that they had impounded, they killed 713, arranged for 19 to be adopted, and farmed out 36 to other shelters (not necessarily "no kill" ones). As for cats, they impounded 1,211, euthanized 1,198, transferred eight, and found homes for a grand total of five. PETA also took in 58 other companion animals — including rabbits. It killed 54 of them.

  4. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: iHatePETA – Wow. I'd rather be responsible for carrying a monkey around sweetly than putting down thousands of animals that could have been found homes in the name of 'ethical' treatment of animals. I have two shelter dogs myself.

  5. 5

    I have been waiting awhile, and I finally founded The Wolf of Wall Street leaked online for free at watchwolfofwallstreet.com

  6. 6

    peta kills 99 percent of the animals turned over to their care. a lot of the time, they kill them in the van that picked them up, long before they even make it to the shelter. fuck peta. fuck anyone who supports peta.

  7. GingerSnappie says – reply to this


    NSA probably BUGS PETA's PHONES. They are scary.

  8. bea kool says – reply to this


    PEOPLE ARE SO UNINFORMED!! PETA only has ONE animal shelter in rural Virginia. The amount of animals they take is so huge there is NO possibility of them being adopted. It is a statistical problem. NOT ENOUGH ADOPTERS. So they have to euthanize. This is the problem with OVERPOPULATION PEOPLE!!! SPAY AND NEUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. 9

    So Peta is going to do away with animals working in Hollywood, one actor at a time? Good luck on that. The actors they use for their bleeding heart pleas to further their twisted agenda are hypocrites anyway. Alec Baldwn worked in The Edge with a circus trained bear, his ex, Kim Bassinger worked on a film with circus trained elephants. So the whole celebrity/PETA thing is a farse.. PETA should use all the money donated to them by people who buy into their shit for real causes regarding animal welfare. They are terrorist organization, their charitable status is being looked into and frankly, they are losing their credibility. I personally know the Rosaires and their chimps are their children. Then are some of the finest people in the industry. So…that just goes to show, once more, PETA has no clue as to what they are talking about, so they just lie.