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PETA criticises Kanye West and The Game's use of skinned monkey image for new single

17 January 2022, 11:15 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

PETA has called out Kanye West and The Game for using an image of a skinned monkey to promote their new collaboration "Eazy".

Last week Ye and The Game delivered their new collaboration "Eazy", and on Friday (14 January), animal rights organisation PETA spoke about the rappers' use of an image featuring a skinned monkey as the cover art.

On Twitter, PETA wrote, "The disturbing image of a skinned monkey that Kanye West shared serves as a reminder that there’s no real difference between humans & other animals. Their lives aren’t easy when we abuse & kill them for food, experiments, clothing, or entertainment. #EndSpeciesism."

In a statement shared by Billboard, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said, "The photo is reminiscent of the monkeys PETA has found, sometimes heads, sometimes hands, sometimes the whole body, in meat markets around the world and it makes it clear that when you remove the fur you can’t miss that there’s a person in there, that they are fellow primates, and do not belong to us to abuse for any purpose - not in laboratories, roadside zoos, movies, or meat markets."

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