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Use graphic, not real chimpanzee: PETA to director Don Sandy

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(PETA) on Monday urged to replace a real with a computer generated graphic for his upcoming film.

said that it had learned that a named Kong will appear in the upcoming movie Gorilla starring Jiiva and Shalini Pandey.

"Replace Kong with cutting-edge computer-generated imagery (CGI) and never to feature live animals in his again," said

Their letter cautioned that the public was increasingly aware of and disgusted by the psychological and physical abuse inherent in forcing a to "act".

pointed out that animals undergo harsh and cruel training for such The training of the chimpanzee, according to is going on at

Pointing out examples of graphics used in like Jungle Book and Planet of Apes, said, "forward-thinking filmmakers and directors know that the future of film lies in technical wizardry, not in beating animals into performing."

"Eyewitness investigations have revealed that trainers often punch, kick, beat, and even electrically shock apes during behind-the-scenes training sessions and on set in order to ensure that they perform correctly in the fewest takes possible," from said in the letter, also marked to Prasoon Joshi, Chairperson,

"We've matured as an industry and realised that [using real great apes in film] would be intolerable and cruel," the letter said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:48 IST
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