The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is sponsoring a rescued lion to honor director Jon Favreau’s decision to use computer-generated imagery to create the animals in “The Lion King.”
Disney’s “The Lion King” hits theaters this weekend. PETA selected Louie, who was taken from his mother as a cub in South Africa and forced to perform in film and television productions. Louie currently lives at the Lions Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, Calif.
“Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ brings to life compelling characters such as Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon without exploiting a single live animal,” said PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange. “In Mufasa’s name,