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Jennifer Lawrence Admits She Skinned a Live Squirrel: Rad or Bad?

Living 2012/04/11 18:00:00
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Jennifer Lawrence must have a thing for squirrels ... and no, we're not talking about "The Hunger Games." The actress recently admitted to Rolling Stone that she skinned a live squirrel as part of her Oscar-nominated role in "Winter's Bone." Jennifer Lawrence said, "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA." Whoa. Them be some fighting words.



PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has now responded to her remarks, with President Ingrid Newkirk telling Gothamist: "She's young and the plight of animals somehow hasn't yet touched her heart. As Henry David Thoreau said, 'The squirrel you kill in jest, dies in earnest.'

"When people kill animals, it is the animals who are 'screwed', not PETA, and one day I hope she will try to make up for any pain she might cause any animal who did nothing but try to eke out a humble existence in nature." So ... whose side are you on? PETA's? Or do you think J-Law was just getting into character when she skinned a squirrel?
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  • Freeranger 2012/04/11 20:39:15
    Rad
    Freeranger
    +16
    I think you need to go back and do a re-write, because as written, it would seem that she was skinning it while it was still alive. Poor word usage. Obviously, it had been a live squirrel, but she skinned it after it was dead-----no big deal.
    And HELL YEAH!!! I'd flip off PETA too. I like this girl already.

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  • DizziNY Singerar 2012/04/12 14:11:09
    DizziNY
    It still promotes animal abuse imo.
  • Shelby C. DizziNY 2012/04/13 04:22:42
    Shelby C.
    Goodness, I guess you better arrest all the meat-eating animals, viruses, and fungi out there for ~promoting animal abuse~ then...
  • SafariMarti 2012/04/11 20:12:27
    Bad
    SafariMarti
    +2
    If it had been dead that would be fine but skinning it live isn't really very good
  • Vivi Lopez 2012/04/11 20:08:45
  • retrograve Vivi Lopez 2012/04/11 20:27:50
    retrograve
    +1
    I guess it's more about the intention and neccesity.
  • RoseyRhod Vivi Lopez 2012/04/11 21:44:36
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    Skinning something alive is bad, period. An ethical hunter would never do such a thing.
  • Rachel 2012/04/11 19:53:18
    Bad
    Rachel
    +1
    ... but then I wouldn't mind having her in my team if I were thrown in a Survivor-like scenario.
  • sockpuppet 2012/04/11 19:50:59
    Bad
    sockpuppet
    +3
    A live squirrel? What in the hell is wrong with people?
  • Stef and the City 2012/04/11 19:50:12
  • Lady D.J Stef an... 2012/04/11 21:33:22
    Lady D.J
    +2
    I highly doupt the animal was really ALIVE when she skined it. They probably ment a real squirrel as compared to a fake squirrel.
  • Stef an... Lady D.J 2012/04/12 02:50:32
    Stef and the City
    I hope so.
  • mali 2012/04/11 19:48:31
    Rad
    mali
    +2
    Who cares we kill all sorts of animals every day and the only reason they're getting on her case is because she is known. If I skinne a squirrel no one would bother me.
  • RoseyRhod mali 2012/04/11 21:45:09
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    It should have been killed first.
  • mali RoseyRhod 2012/04/26 18:13:31
    mali
    It could have been a misunderstanding I don't think it was alive while she was skinning it. That could have been just twisting words around
  • Tony 2012/04/11 19:48:10
    Bad
    Tony
    +6
    as in BAD ASS!!! Anyone who will publicly say "Screw PETA!" is okay in my book!
    She probably meant a REAL squirrel, not one that was still alive! They'd never allow a squirrel that was still alive to be skinned alive for a movie.
  • RoseyRhod Tony 2012/04/11 21:47:06
    RoseyRhod
    +3
    I didn't think they would in the United States. If they did, the creators of the movie should be taken to task for animal cruelty as well.
    And while I don't like PETA, anyone who skins live animals is NOT okay in my book. They are sick sociopaths who should be incarcerated.
  • Tony RoseyRhod 2012/04/11 23:48:26
    Tony
    Like I said, I don't think any live animals got skinned. I think she meant a real squirrel but said live by mistake.
  • Singerar RoseyRhod 2012/04/12 09:05:37 (edited)
    Singerar
    Not live. Real squirrel, bought off local hunter in Missouri. They were dead.
  • CAPISCE 2012/04/11 19:36:37
    Rad
    CAPISCE
    +4
    I'm not sure why the squirrel wasn't dead before skinning but hats off to her, many women don't even know how to cook any longer--this sexy wildcat will kill it, skin it and then cook it.
  • RoseyRhod CAPISCE 2012/04/11 21:45:55
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    The point is, the evil bitch did NOT KILL IT FIRST! That is completely inhumane. The suffering this creature experienced would be unimaginably bad.
  • CAPISCE RoseyRhod 2012/04/12 12:54:29 (edited)
    CAPISCE
    kind of like the suffering your chicken dinner suffered?--I just saw your profile, now I understand, rule # one about Human Bevavior is to avoid people who list there relationship status as "complicated"
  • Silent Bob 2012/04/11 19:30:56
    Rad
    Silent Bob
    +1
    I doubt it was real. Who cares anyways? There are plenty of squirrels in the world. It most likely wasn't real. She has a sick sense of humor ;D
  • RoseyRhod Silent Bob 2012/04/11 21:48:34
  • Silent Bob RoseyRhod 2012/04/11 23:43:39
    Silent Bob
    +1
    Chill out. I guess you didn't get the memo of IT WAS PROBABLY FAKE.
  • wpsark 2012/04/11 19:29:57 (edited)
    Bad
    wpsark
    +4
    I'm never on PETA's side. But as a hunting, fishing and wild life enthusiast, I have to say that under no circumstance would I skin any animal alive for any reason. That's just cruel and unnecessary.
  • Redneck 2012/04/11 19:20:26
    Rad
    Redneck
    +1
    Furry tailed tree rats are some kind of good eating
  • Luke 2012/04/11 19:20:14
    Bad
    Luke
    +3
    I was going to say Rad but after reading about her actions and words I think it stinks....Don't get Mrs. P's boy wrong....I used to hunt for meat and have skinned animals as a result but alive???? WTF????? WHY?????
    She seems really out of touch with reality and the beauty of nature. Another Hollywood bimbo shining bright.... wel maybe not so f*ckin' bright.
  • RoseyRhod Luke 2012/04/11 21:49:09
    RoseyRhod
    +1
    And not just not bright, evil and creepy.
  • Theresa2000 2012/04/11 19:14:18
    Rad
    Theresa2000
    +1
    The squirrel was dead... very much dead.
  • Pinky 2012/04/11 19:07:47
    Bad
    Pinky
    +3
    Actually, I read somewhere else that it was already dead. So which info is right?
  • lm1b2 2012/04/11 19:02:12
    Bad
    lm1b2
    +4
    I have killed many squrrels,and skinned them for food,but to do it for a movie,or kicks is just sick,especially a live one.
  • Kibbles 2012/04/11 19:01:58
    Bad
    Kibbles
    +2
    oh honey it would have been rad if the thing was dead, I'd have been cool with it then. I think we need to stop relying on technology so much and learn nature skills just in case. But a live squirrel sorry, can't be on board with it.
  • katy.isodo 2012/04/11 18:57:12
    Rad
    katy.isodo
    +1
    There is such a thing as treating all living things with respect.. but come on, the squirrel may not be able to defend itself, but if the roles were reversed and it was a polar bear? I doubt the bear is going to pause and be like "oh this isn't humane" before eating you.
  • Luke katy.isodo 2012/04/11 19:23:02
    Luke
    +2
    Polar Bears are not civilized and do it for survival..... we are suppose to be a higher intelligence.....
  • katy.isodo Luke 2012/04/11 19:56:53
    katy.isodo
    +1
    We like to think we are, but are we in reality? We have different intelligence, not always higher intelligence. We are in reality just other mammals existing on the planet - supermarket meat comes from animals too, and sorry.. just because it's called hamburger and not 'wild cow' doesn't mean that animal spent time at the Hilton before arriving on your platter. That is what's in inhumane to me, factory raised and altered animals existing soley for the pleasure of humans who supposedly have a 'higher intelligence'. Animals have existed far longer than humans and will probably be here far after we humans with our smarts kill each other off with our constant drama and conflict.
  • Sperry23 2012/04/11 18:47:07 (edited)
    Bad
    Sperry23
    +3
    Skinning a live creature, whatever it is, is cruel and bloodthirsty. Skinning a dead critter, which I HAVE, is a whole different ball of wax.

    Oh, and PETA can go screw itself.
  • robsa.w... Sperry23 2012/04/11 18:58:28
    robsa.walker
    +2
    Surely she did not skin a live squirrel. I cannot believe that- she must mean one was shot out a tree and killed and then she skinned it, when it was still warm but dead. Nobody would skin a live squirrel unless they were a card carrying sociophobe/psychopath...
  • Luke robsa.w... 2012/04/11 19:23:54
    Luke
    +1
    nuff said eh???
  • <3XXmiyuXX<3 2012/04/11 18:46:03
    Bad
    <3XXmiyuXX<3
    +3
    skinning animal ALIVE is inhumane.

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