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Ever since Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park debuted in theaters back in 1993, many fans have debated over the ethical questions posed by the franchise. That idea has only become more pronounced with the debut of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, as the animal rights debate is now front and center of the narrative. With that in mind, the folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) actually have a plan to protect the genetically-engineered dinos that involves putting them on an island of their own. PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange explained:
Our number one approach to rescuing animals in peril would be to definitely get assistance from government entities. It would also be for people to understand the nature of these animals. Regardless of how these animals, or dinosaurs in this case, benefit human beings, [they have a lot of] value on their own. They deserve consideration based on who they are and what their needs are. Needs for a dinosaur would be, potentially, to run wild on his own island with others like him --- without the interference and manipulation of human beings.
So, it seems that the plan posed by PETA for these dinosaurs wouldn't be too far off from what the movies do. They merely would cut out the human meddling and the amusement park aspect of the island. As PETA's Lisa Lange explained in her recent chat with Syfy Wire: the animal rights organization would work with government agencies and raise awareness about how these animals operate, while also finding a suitable island to let them roam wild while life finds a way. It's apparently similar to tactics that PETA has used for other creatures over the years, with the only real difference being that these creatures are human-made.
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As those of you who have seen Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom already know, this is not a tactic that will work in the Jurassic franchise anymore. The film ends with the dinosaurs escaping and spreading all over the world, with Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm declaring that humanity and the pre-historic beasts are now in a position in which they will have to exist side-by-side for the foreseeable future. We already know that Jurassic World 3 won't include any other hybrid dinosaurs like the Indoraptor, which seems to suggest that the focus will be on natural dinosaurs, and how they exist in the modern world inhabited by humans. It looks like PETA will have to rethink its plan.
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Hopefully, we will never find ourselves in a position in which real dinosaurs need that kind of protection. That said, it's good to know that the folks at PETA have a plan in place, just in case we need one. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now in theaters, so check out our review of the film and our To 3D guide and see it on the big screen for yourself!