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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