Was Katy Perry’s new music video cruel to animals?

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Katy Perry has been hit by some disturbing allegations about animal cruelty this weekend regarding her new music video.

Animal rights organisation Peta has hit out at the singer for using wild animals in the accompanying video to her upcoming single, Roar, saying the creatures can become stressed when used for entertainment.

Speaking to the Daily Star, spokesperson for the charity Merrilee Burke said: "The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor that we believe supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been inspected by the US Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001.
"[It has been given] a total of 13 citations during that time.”

While there is no suggestion Katy herself did anything to put the welfare of the animals at risk, the charity believes wild critters should not be exploited for our amusement.

The representative went on to say: “Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods.

“They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations.”

What do you think? Watch the official video for Roar below.