PETA swipes at 'Twilight' for partying with wolves
November 15th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

PETA swipes at 'Twilight' for partying with wolves

We don't blame the "Twilight" party planners for wanting to get wild, considering that Monday marked the franchise's last film premiere in Los Angeles, but they lost us by bringing in a few four-legged attendees.

Apparently, the franchise's Monday night after-party at L.A. Live had an ambiance that included three wolves, which hung out in a cage near the entrance to entrance guests upon their arrival.

Animal rights organization PETA, which we're guessing wasn't invited to the shindig, isn't pleased.

“Didn't it dawn on the 'Twilight' event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights?" PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said in a statement.

"The wolves were provided by Hollywood Animals, a notorious exhibitor that has been cited for numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act for repeatedly failing to provide the animals it exploits with basic veterinary care, proper shelter, food, and water," the statement continued. "We hope the rest of the promotional events surrounding 'Breaking Dawn' celebrates the brilliant work of the cast and crew and shows enough respect for wildlife to leave animals out of it.”

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  1. Sources say:

    robin also went with taylor a few years ago. hee hee

    November 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Argle Bargle

    PETA has lost any credibility it may have had at one time...especially
    after it was revealed they kill animals that are in their care.

    So much for "ethics".

    November 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GatoHola256

    Eeff PETA! They can go eat a PETA! I got a mink wrap that was my mom.......what cha gonna do about it? (I thought so)

    November 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DaMeglet

    When I think of PETA, I think of the boneheads who went mental during the filming of The Perfect Storm for the barbaric fashion in which the crew treated those poor RUBBER fish. LOL

    But this time they are absolutely right. I wouldn't stress my dogs out like that–let alone undomesticated canids that belong in the wild.

    November 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. yes

    same day

    November 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MashaSobaka

    PETA is a dumb organization. But I have to agree with them on this one. Subjecting live wolves to that event was stupid, cruel, and just plain wrong. Shame on whoever made that call.

    November 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. your a nut.


    November 18, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. what size jeans do you wear -ssss

    i have a pair of donna karon size 18w jeans–i'm back to a size 14 now and trying to get to a size 12. you know what that goes. i also have a pair of calvin klein underwear size x large brand new in the packs.

    let me know.

    November 18, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. where queen?

    took da bait..she so stoopid

    November 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. davedave2

    It seems amazing that so many people like this Twilight crap - well maybe not so amazing when you relaize most of them are female

    November 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. curious minds want to know

    how are you married to such a fat pig for so long.

    November 17, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joseph V. Dilullo

    Jack Clauss was my favorite of the Claus Gang.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clete

    I think they got it backwards. The wolves should be free, Kristen Steward, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner should be the ones in cages.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jack Bee Bop Clauss

    Important issue.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Whatever

    I agree with PETA, there is a place for all of the animals in the world..............Right beside the mashed potatoes and gravy on the plate..... 🙂

    November 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Twighlight

    is my favorite-

    November 16, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rock

    "PETA, are you peeing in that skull?"
    "No Lois, Im going all the way to the bathroom and doing it there....jeez."

    November 16, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  18. Having wolves at a party can be alot of fun


    November 16, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  19. i love people and puppies

    November 16, 2012 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  20. Red Wolf

    I hate people. I love animals but hate, hate people.

    November 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Carle-tone

    Couldn't find any vampires instead?

    November 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. DW

    I don't like PETA, nor other fundamentalists. As an avid meat eater who supports hunting, I have to admit they're right on thus one. What a stupid and arrogant thing to do.

    November 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. smartaz

    Hehe...They said PETA

    November 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  24. pk

    F-ING Hollywood morons..not a single brain cell firing out there.

    November 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  25. I'd love to meet a real wolf

    November 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  26. rosethornne

    I'm not a fan of peta in general.
    However, having live wolves at a party is just stupid. Mean, ignorant, selfish, and stupid.

    November 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Al3ed

    My god you people with that twilight crap peta is right.

    November 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Some Guy

    I agree with Steve. How are you a true animal lover if you advocate putting a wild animal in a cage for some lousy party. A true animal lover knows that they need space to live, not just food and water, shove it.

    November 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  29. justiz guitar* How do these peta persons know what wolves think. Maybe they enjoy the attention, the music and the party atmosphere

    How do these PETA people know what the wolves like. Maybe they like the attention, the music and even the party atmosphere. Many animals, even in state parks, like the food that the evil humans give them.

    November 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea baby my kind of place...

      November 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lisaspups

      Oh, yeah, justiz guitar - I am sure you could see the overall excitement and eagerness to get out of the cage and enjoy the party. Seriously? The fact that you had to ask the question is evidence that you know nothing about wolves.

      November 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Jack Irvin

    Peta are nothing but terrorists People for Eating Tasty Animals

    November 15, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Adam

    I have to agree with PETA on this one. Wolves belong in the wild, not in a cage at some loud Hollywood party in the middle of downtown LA. This is just wrong!

    November 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Lee

    OMG PETA needs to get a life the animals were fine no abuse and they were being feed properly PETA makes true animals lovers like me sick.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • TG

      Regardless of how annoying PETA is, anybody who has a basic understanding of animals knows the wolves shouldn't be in that situation.

      November 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Sorry but based upon your comment you are certainly no animal lover

      November 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pudding Pop

      Sorry Lee, you are not an animal lover, based on your ignorant comment.

      November 17, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • passing through

      sorry gotta leave see you wednesday

      November 18, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • lisaspups

      People who claim to be animal lovers and make comments like that make me sick. Before you make any additional comments to that effect, I strongly suggest you do a little research.

      November 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Chip Douglas

    Pretty mean thing to do. The wolves were probably scared the entire time. Good for PETA to complain-right thing to do.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • thanks for the drive in

      see you next week


      November 18, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  34. Nelson Muntz

    Stupid move by the twilight folks, but Peta will never get any serious attention from a lot of people as long as they keep painting nude women like tigers & sticking them in cages to protest circuses & zoos. Animal exploitation, No Way!! Female exploitation, eh, still cool.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  35. 1234

    All fine and good, but, has anybody been following the stuff going on along Euphrates River and the book of revelations in Bible. People get ready!

    November 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • SayHuh

      Really?! Listen Bible freak, this is an article about PETA. Go join the other End of the World freaks in your cellar and lock yourselves in until God knocks and saves you. Weirdo.

      November 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. adam

    Wolves are becoming endangered due to ignorance. They didnt belong there. PETA is right. Dumb people may try to rationalize exploitation of animals but it was called for what it is. HOW DO WE EXPECT OTHER COUNTRIES TO BE CIVIL WHEN WE ARENT? just a thought

    November 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Wolve are becoming endangered? We have plenty of them here. Take em! They're causing too many problems. Those teenybopper vamps should have used stuffed wolves and taken a few of those damn things outta the woods! I wonder if PETA thinks that most of our food comes from magic happy land.

      November 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  37. TG

    They shouldn't have had wolves in that situation. Trained or not, all that light, sound and activity would overwhelm the senses of almost any animal. Bad call from whoever organized that. But still, f#<k PETA.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Esther

    The poor animals, must have been scared with all the stupid loud music. I wish they would have gone out of the cages like king kong did and take a bite out of the crowd as a lesson. Stupid people.

    November 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Say The Rosary in your grannie gown

    and be a good girl like you always (s)–

    November 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Jujubeans

    I think they should put all of the PETA people in cages and give them plenty of veterinary car, food and water.

    November 15, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Someone always has to say it...

    PETA= People Eating Tasty Animals...

    November 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  42. pliny

    PETA is the most humorless group of people on earth.

    They are entirely devoid of self-awareness.

    November 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |


    November 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |

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