Tag: Animals in Entertainment

ALDF Calls for Investigation in the Death of Chimpanzee Named in Lawsuit Against His ‘Trainer’

September 3, 2006

Cotati, Calif. – The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) faxed a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture this morning urging an investigation into the recent death of the…

Suffering Behind the Silver Screen

September 1, 2006

Chimpanzees are our closest relatives, sharing 98.4% of their DNA with us. But unlike their human counterparts, chimpanzees on the silver screen don’t enjoy a VIP lifestyle in the spotlight.…

Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award Program to Ban Use of Primates in Film Submissions

June 29, 2006

San Francisco, Calif. – The Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award (CCRFA) program won’t be allowing for any more monkey business in its celebrated competition for student filmmakers, according to a statement…

ALDF Urges Lancaster Mayor to Drop Abusive Chimpanzee ‘Trainer’ From California Poppy Festival

April 19, 2006

The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) sent an urgent letter to Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts this week, urging him to respect the spirit of Earth Day–and protect the safety of…

ALDF Signs on to ‘No Reel Apes’ Campaign

December 16, 2005

Next week marks the release of Peter Jackson’s remake of the movie classic "King Kong." The Oscar-winning director used no real apes in the production, showing that cutting-edge filmmaking doesn’t…

That’s Not Entertainment

November 13, 2003

(Hollywood, California) Cruelty to animals is no laughing matter. Yet every day millions of television viewers witness animal cruelty…and think it’s funny. The sad truth of it is, these viewers…

The Great Ape Legal Project

July 19, 2002

ALDF is working to establish legal rights for nonhuman great apes, including the rights to life, liberty and protection from torture. The Great Ape Legal Project, a joint project of…

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