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PETA Slams Katy Perry Over ‘Roar’ Music Video

Katy Perry’s new single, “Roar,” has been a major hit for the pop star but not everyone is happy with the song’s jungle-themed music video.

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently slammed the use of animals in Perry’s video, which features the 28 year-old singer hanging out with monkeys, elephants and tigers.

“Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods,” a PETA spokesman said in a statement. “They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.”

The group, long-critical of animal rights practices in Hollywood, suspects Perry worked with animal exhibitor Serengeti Ranch on the “Roarvideo which, according to PETA, “has been inspected by the US Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001.”

Perry, whose new single “Roar” sold over 559,000 copies in its first week, had previously been heralded by PETA for her vegetarian lifestyle with ex-husband Russell Brand.

Her new album, “Prism,” is due Oct. 22.

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