Tell Wildwoods Convention Center to Cancel Exploitive Monkey "Show"

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Originally Posted: 1 September 2011

Tell Wildwoods Convention Center to Cancel Exploitive Monkey "Show"

[Ed. Note: It is NOT possible to transport animals around the country and force them to perform in any way that is humane. It is cruelty for profit.]

FROM People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)


Tell Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, New Jersey to cancel the upcoming a live show on Sunday, September 4, called "Going Bananas With Crystal the Monkey." Poor Crystal has been featured in a number of recent films, including The Hangover Part II, Zookeeper, and the upcoming We Bought a Zoo. She is constantly being hauled around from set to set and forced to walk the red carpet at movie premieres to get a cheap laugh.

And demand they declare they will not use animals for "entertainment" in the future.

Sign an online petition

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

John Sicilian
Executive Director
phone (609) 729-9000
Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, New Jersey
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood
phone (609) 729-9000
fax (609) 846-2631


From the Wildwoods Convention Center website:

September 4
'Going Bananas' Show with Animal Actor Crystal the Monkey

Live performances by Crystal the Monkey at noon, 2 pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. Crystal is a female Capuchin Monkey and animal actor, starring in over 20 films including Zookeeper and The Hangover II. She portrayed the irritating monkey Dexter in the 2007 film Night at the Museum and the 2009 sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. In 2011, she played a part in The Hangover Part II. Tickets are $12 at the door and are also available through Ticketmaster at Photo packages will be available. For more information call 609-729-9000.

Crystal at a press event for the movie Hangover 2, one of her recent "jobs."

Thank you for everything you do for animals!