PETA Asks Tim Burton To Change The Ending For Dumbo


Following the news that Tim Burton will be directing a live action adaptation of Disney's Dumbo, PETA has sent a letter urging the director to alter the story's ending.

"We're hopeful that in your adaptation of Dumbo, the young elephant and his mother can have a truly happy ending by living out their lives at a sanctuary instead of continuing to be imprisoned and abused in the entertainment industry," writes PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange.

News of the Dumbo remake came days after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they would be doing away with all elephant acts in their shows by 2018, amidst growing public concern about the treatment and living conditions of the animals.


PETA did thank Burton for already making the decision to rely on computer animated elephants for the film, rather than using live ones.