"Filmmaking is perceived as a glamorous industry, but that is not the reality when captive exotic animals are forced to perform," Kate Dylewsky, program associate at Born Free USA, told The Dodo. "They are often used for profit by businesses like BAU with no concern for their needs or wellbeing ... Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is a sophisticated and humane alternative."
"Animals used for film and television have been neglected, left hungry and treated like disposable props," Lisa Lange, senior vice president at PETA, said. "The only way to ensure that a production is humane is to keep it animal-free."
PETA has filed a complaint with the USDA.
Watch the footage of BAU below: