PETA urges director Danny Boyle to avoid using animals in Olympics

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Thursday, Jun 21, 2012

PETA urges director Danny Boyle to avoid using animals in Olympics

Animal rights organizations such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and Viva (Vegetarians International Voice for Animals) have urged director Danny Boyle to avoid using the animals and birds he is planning to use at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

The music gala event titled "Isles of Wonder" is one of four ceremonies with a total budget of $126 million and promises that it will be the cynosure of all eyes.

The event has plans of using 12 horses, 10 chickens, 70 sheep and nine geese at the launch of the sporting event in London next month which starts on July 12 2012.

According to media reports, Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA, has sent a private letter urging the english director to reconsider his plans.

It has to be remembered here that danny boyle is the Artistic Director for the 2012 Olympic games opening ceremony.

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