PETA hasn’t picked a fight in a few weeks, so good thing Michael Jackson did something to piss them off so they’d have a new topic to complain about!
As you know, Michael is in the planning stages of his big comeback tour at London’s O2 Arena, which kicks off in July. He’s planning on including live animals on stage for his shows, which is a big no-no to PETA!
British tabloids are reporting that Michael has his heart set on featuring exotic animals throughout the show. Sources say, “He hopes to make it the most spectacular gig ever.
"For the jungle section, he wants to ride out on an African elephant with panthers led on gold chains. Parrots and other birds will fly behind him. If it goes to plan it will look incredible.” Only Michael could pull that off!
PETA released a statement today saying, “These exotic animals belong in Africa, not the O2 Arena among screaming fans, bright lights and stage explosions. These wild animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them when they are forced to perform under stressful conditions. Michael needs to learn to leave exotic animals alone.”
We understand where PETA is coming from. The stage obviously isn’t these animals’ natural habitat. But we’re sure there will be dozens of trained animal caretakers that will join the tour to ensure the animals aren’t hurt. And it would look unbelievable! Who do you side with? PETA, or Michael?