Activists Stop Onstage Rabbit Beheading

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Activists Stop Onstage Rabbit Beheading

July 4, 2011

As soon as it was public information, activists got on the phones and stopped this atrocity  before it began!

Activists were encouraged to contact both Lincoln Center and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Within hours, Lincoln Center spokesperson is quoted as saying: "In response to the outpouring of complaints, they spoke with the director who agreed to eliminate the scene."

THANK YOU for being active for animals!

 

Background:

In the July 1, 2011 issue of The Wall Street Journal (Page D4) is an article titled Off With It’s Head, a promotional piece for the Shakespeare play “As You Like It.”

As part of the Lincoln Center (New York City) Festival, the Royal Shakespeare Company will be putting on a production of “As You Like It” starting Wednesday, July 6 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City for six weeks of repertoire.

The article stated that the Company would get a freshly killed rabbit prior to each performance. Then, as part of this COMEDY, the rabbit would have been skinned and beheaded on stage.