PETA Slams Britney!
PETA pans Britney's Circus video for using cruel animal trainer!
Animal rights group Britney Spears for using tamed lions and elephants in the music video for her latest single Circus.
The promo for Circus features the singer in the role of 'ringleader' surrounded by the animals as she dances.
PETA Director Debbie Leahy said: "Britney may think her life is a circus, but for the animals who are whipped, chained, and beaten to perform under the real big top, the cruelty is very real."
The group released a statement claiming that Spears continued with the video despite PETA explaining to her "in graphic detail how trainers shock, whip and beat exotic animals into performing".
This isn't the first time Britney's been criticised by PETA, in 2001 the star was ridiculed for appearing on stage with a yellow python.