It seems that actress Jennifer Lawrence channeled her bad-ass, animal-spearing Hunger Games character Katniss Everdeen during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. In their latest issue—the 21-year-old graces the cover—she discusses her short history of on-screen animal cruelty, like when she ripped out a squirrels innards in Winter's Bone. When discussing that scene, she told the magazine: "I should say it wasn't real, for PETA. But screw PETA." But maybe she just meant Peeta?
We've contacted PETA, and president Ingrid Newkirk told us this morning, "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.' We are told that this squirrel was hit by a car, but 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." Might we suggest a campaign featuring Lawrence, mockingjays and wolf muttations?