Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It is the film that the Marvel Cinematic Universe so badly needed to regain the trust of fans. But beyond the excellent financial collection and positive reviews, the new James Gunn has also been recognized in a field outside the world of entertainment; a very important one in the social sphere.
PETAthe organization that seeks to protect the rights of animals by exposing the mistreatment of them, awarded an award to James Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
as you surely know, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 exposes situations of animal abuse. In fact, one of the protagonists, Rocket, is a victim of it. Sadly, it’s a problem we also have to deal with in the real world.
From PETA, therefore, they consider Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as “an animal rights masterpiece”. Not only for daring to show strong scenes in this sense, but also for spreading the word that animals must be protected and rescued.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 it does something few movies have done: it tells a beautiful and compassionate story about animal testing for a mass audience like Marvel’s. The film features beautifully animated animals, including Rocket, Lylla, Floor and Teefs, who take moviegoers on an emotional roller coaster while exposing the evils of animal testing.”
From the organization they also recognize that this would not have been possible without James Gunn, director of the film. They point out that, despite being a moving story, does not renounce exposing animal abuse. “James Gunn’s screenplay doesn’t stray from the harsh (but often true to life) theme. We’re delighted with a story about having empathy for all living and sentient things,” they add:
“For his compelling portrayal of Rocket and his friends, and for reminding moviegoers that animals tortured in laboratories are sentient beings, not the numbers tattooed on them, PETA honors James Gunn with the Not a Number Award.”
What is PETA’s Not a Number Award? Basically, celebrates the best animal rights film of the year “for helping the public see animals as individuals and suggesting that just because we can experiment on them doesn’t mean we should.”
During Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Nebula expresses: “Using animals in experimentation is worse than anything Thanos has ever done”. In PETA they have emphasized this phrase to make it clear that, in the real world, those who mistreat animals are true villains.
Lisa Lange, senior vice president of PETA, was grateful that a film with such a large audience cares about animal rights.
“PETA wants everyone to know that we can do the same, simply by speaking out against animal testing and demanding that corporations, universities and government agencies switch to cutting-edge, animal-free research methods.”