PETA Irked by Real Wolves at Twilight After-Party
Three wolves were in 'really small cage,' witness says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2012 10:55 AM CST
From left, Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie Meyer, and Robert Pattinson attend the world premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II" at the Nokia Theatre on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012,...   (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – This week's Bad Idea Award goes to the people behind the final Twilight movie premiere after-party, who apparently thought nothing could possibly go wrong if they featured caged wolves. (For those of you lucky enough to have no knowledge of Twilight, wolves feature heavily in the storyline.) "Outside the tent before you entered the party there was a really small cage with three wolves in it," a partygoer tells Radar. The wolves inside "didn't seem too distraught," even though "the handlers were ... yelling at the wolves to pose for photos like stars on a red carpet," the source says.

Needless to say, PETA is not amused. "Didn't it dawn on the Twilight event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights?" asks a VP in a statement. "We hope the rest of the promotional events surrounding Breaking Dawn celebrates the brilliant work of the cast and crew and shows enough respect for wildlife to leave animals out of it." For once, we have to agree with PETA, although we do take issue with its use of the word "brilliant." (Click to see photos of a reunited Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart on the Twilight red carpet.)

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Nov 14, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Yes, that is cruel for the wolves or any animal. I used to have a 100% Alaskan Timber Wolf as a pet back in the 1980s - absolutely beautiful and big when fully grown. I got him at 3 weeks old and he grew up with my four kids in a suburban area. A very good pet with no more problems than a domesticated dog. I would not recommend a wolf for the average person for only one reason. Your family becomes the pack and they want to be with you "all" the time. They are friendly with anyone that treats them fairly. They do not make a good watch dog. They will sit there and let you steal anything - they may growl at you but if you do not become aggressive you can take what you want. However, that scenario changes if the family is there. Invade the house and you may not leave alive.
Nov 14, 2012 5:45 PM CST
I thought all of these Hollyweird freaks were liberals. Should have known this would blow up in their face.
Nov 14, 2012 5:28 PM CST
But ... I thought PETA and all in Hollywood were in bed together? My Bad!