If people want to help prevent animal abuse in Hollywood, one of the best things they can do is to boycott movies that use live animals, Metzler said. Consumers should also support films that use CGI (computer-generated imagery) to incorporate animals in their films, instead of live performers.
“'Jumanji,' 'Jungle Book,' 'Noah' and 'Jurassic World' all created realistic animal kingdoms with humane and versatile CGI,” Metzler said. “And that clearly demonstrates that it’s possible to make great films on TV without exploiting wild animals. So there is a shift, and Hollywood is recognizing that animals used in productions off-screen are trained using abuse and living in really shoddy conditions.”