By Natalia Lima / Source: Ecorazzi


As filming for the fifth film in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series begins in Australia, animal rights groups are trying to stop the production crew from importing monkeys all the way from California to use as actors on screen.

“It is not too late for the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ production team to commit to end the use of wild animals in the entertainment business,” said Cordelia Britton, campaigns officer for Wild Futures, which along with Humane Society International Australia, Born Free Foundation, and Captive Animals Protection Society are spearheading the effort to protect two capuchin monkeys that would be used in the movie.

The groups have reached out to Australia’s Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to deny Disney’s request to import the animals claiming that technology today is more than advanced enough to take the part of the live monkeys that have no business being on a film set.

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