Katy Perry accused of 'horrific cruelty'

Last updated 16:07 16/09/2013
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ROAR: Katy Perry in a roaring contest with a tiger.

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An animal rights group has hit out on Katy Perry for using a range of exotic animals in the video to her latest hit single Roar.

The jungle-themed clip features the singer hanging out with a tiger, an elephant, a monkey and a parrot.

"Animals used for entertainment endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) spokeswoman Merrilee Burke told the Daily Star.

"They often become stressed and anxious when hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations," she added.

The Serengeti Ranch, the animal exhibitor Peta believes supplied the animals for the Roar video, has been "inspected by the US Department of Agriculture 22 times since 2001."

Katy Perry's Roar tops currently the single charts in the US, UK, New Zealand and many other counties.

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