PETA, Of All People, Are Huge Fans Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’

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In an article posted to their official website, PETA has hailed James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as being the “best animal rights film of the year.”

According to PETA, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 “tells a beautiful and compassionate story about testing on animals to a Marvel-size audience.”

PETA lays out various bullet points that highlight why they believe Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is such an achievement in depicting the treatment of animals who are used for testing.

In the article, PETA specifically name-checks Gunn’s decisions to give the animals numbers instead of names, tattoo those numbers on their chests, house them in tiny cages, and depict what it’s like when they’re experimented on.

“James Gunn’s screenplay doesn’t back away from the tough (but often true-to-reality) subject matter, and we’re thrilled by a story about having empathy for all living, feeling beings,” PETA says.

“Marvel reveals Rocket’s backstory while opening moviegoers’ eyes to the horrors of animal testing. Nebula said it best: Using animals in experimentation is ‘worse than anything Thanos ever did,’ and it needs to end.”

Gunn is obviously an animal lover, as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 features multiple animal characters — such as Rocket, Lylla, Floor, Teefs, and Cosmo — that play significant parts in the film’s plot.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is currently playing in theaters stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Karen Gillan as Neubla, Will Poulter as Adam Warlock, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Chukwudi Iwuji as the High Evolutionary, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Maria Bakalova as the voice of Cosmo the Space Dog, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket, and more.

You can check out our full review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — which many Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are hailing as a return to form for the franchise — here.