Tell Carmike Theaters that Chimpanzees do NOT belong at movie premieres
Action Alert from All-Creatures.org

FROM

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
July 2014

ACTION

With total disregard for the humane treatment of animals and public safety, infamous animal abuser Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, who has a long and dirty history of federal Animal Welfare Act violations, lugged two chimpanzees to a Myrtle Beach premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Please help us get the attention of the theater company by urging Carmike Cinemas' CEO to establish a policy that bans wild animals from all Carmike establishments.

Sign an online petition here.

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Carmike Broadway 17 movie theater
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
(843) 445-1600

Ask for the general manager and express your disapproval of the theater's decision to jeopardize chimpanzees and public safety by allowing great apes on the premises.

chimp chimpanzee
A chimpanzee named Chubbs, who appeared in the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes, was discovered by a PETA investigator living in an underground cement pit that resembled a dungeon. He was surrounded by piles of rotten food and feces that were swarming with flies and maggots.

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

With total disregard for the humane treatment of animals and public safety, infamous animal abuser Bhagavan "Doc" Antle, who has a long and dirty history of federal Animal Welfare Act violations, lugged two chimpanzees to a Myrtle Beach premiere of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Please help us get the attention of the theater company by urging Carmike Cinemas' CEO to establish a policy that bans wild animals from all Carmike establishments.

Primates—especially chimpanzees—are highly intelligent animals who are capable of killing and inflicting horrific injuries on humans, and there are numerous incidents involving escapes or attacks by captive primates each year, some resulting in serious injury to both the animals and humans involved. Chimpanzees who are used for entertainment are often torn away from their families as babies, beaten into submission until their spirits are broken, and then forced to perform unnatural and confusing stunts and tricks, all just for human entertainment. Chimpanzees who are carted around for public appearances and used in entertainment are often discarded at seedy roadside zoos such as Antle's, where they languish in tiny cages for decades, often in solitary confinement.

Animals shouldn't be imprisoned to serve as actors, circus performers, or other spectacles for human entertainment. Your generous donation will help elephants, horses, orcas, bears, and other animals who are separated from their families, chained or caged, and forced to perform degrading tricks.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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