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Jacko Slammed By Peta

Reports say The King of Pop plans to ride into the O2 Arena on an elephant…

Michael Jackson has been criticised by animal rights group PETA after reports he plans to use exotic animals in his upcoming live show.

Its been claimed that the 50 date O2 Arena residency will be jungle themed and feature Jacko riding an elephant, panthers on gold chains and parrots flying behind the singer. It certainly sounds weird.
But without any confirmation of the safari style plans PETA- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals- has hit out at the King of Pop.
They told NME: “These exotic animals belong in Africa, not the O2 Arena among screaming fans, bright lights and stage explosions.

"These wild animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them when they are forced to perform under stressful conditions. Michael needs to learn to leave exotic animals alone."

Michael of course has form with caged animals. His Neverland ranch featured a zoo with giraffes and elephants. He also famously owned a chimpanzee called Bubbles.