"Vivisection is the blackest of all of the black crimes that man is at present commiting against God and His fair creation. It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practise elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures." - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
What happens to the dinosaurs in the forthcoming Jurassic World sequel "will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today," according to the film's producer. Speaking at the Sitges film festival in Spain, Colin Trevorrow – who directed the first film and is producing the second – suggested the movie would have a direct relevance to contemporary issues concerning animal rights. He added that specific themes the movie would address include animal abuse, pet ownership, medical experimentation, zoo entertainment and military use. The Jurassic World sequel, due for release in summer 2018, will see The Impossible's JA Bayona take over directing duties, and the return of the first film’s two stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. (theguardian.com)
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