Livestock producers often find themselves the target for Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), but this week marked two instances where these organizations were the ones in the crosshairs instead.
First, the Washington Post reports PETA wanted a fake cat video to go viral, but it didn’t exactly turn out as planned.
In the video setup, a gray cat named Rufus is reprimanded by his owner for not performing a command during the taping of a typical “Internet cat video.” PETA intended the video to go on YouTube to draw attention to animal cruelty in circus cats. One small problem—the cat was computer-generated imagery (CGI).
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