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Vegan charity PETA has blasted Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa after he released a video featuring a captive brown bear.

The video, promoting Momoa’s new Apple TV+ show See, shows the actor putting a biscuit in his mouth and letting the kodiac brown bear take it out.

Now vegan charity PETA has blasted the actor – saying captive animals who are forced to perform are frequently mistreated by trainers.

‘No justice’

“Momoa apparently doesn’t realize that there’s no behind-the-scenes justice for this exploited bear,” PETA said in a statement.

“Wild animals are often torn away from their mothers as infants and thrown into a life in which trainers frequently use cruel techniques such as food deprivation, beatings, electric shocks, and chaining to force them to perform.

“Momoa knows how convincing and lifelike computer-generated imagery, animatronics, and other cutting-edge technologies are, but subjecting a bear to the bright lights and bustle of a production set is stressful and totally outdated, so we hope he’ll refuse to participate in stunts involving wild animals in the future.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the editor of Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle.