PETA Asks Tim Burton and Disney to Change the Ending of the ‘Dumbo’ Reboot

The animal activism organization PETA has posted an open letter to Disney and director Tim Burton, asking them to consider changing the ending of their live action remake of the classic film Dumbo. As you may remember, at the end of the original 1941 version [spoiler alert for those who are a mere 74 years behind on this one], Dumbo and his manager end up becoming circus superstars. PETA senior VP Lisa Lange wrote, “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.” The letter comes just days after Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they would be phasing elephants out of their traveling shows because, “A lot of people aren’t comfortable with us touring with our elephants” …

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