Jennifer Lawrence

Animal activist group PETA has criticised The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence after she said “screw Peta” in response to a Rolling Stone question about a squirrel skinning scene in her movie, Winter’s Bone.

Lawrence had to learn how to skin a squirrel for the movie.

“I should say it wasn’t real, for PETA — but screw PETA,” she said.

PETA president Ingrid Newkirk responded, saying: “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,” he said.

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