One Direction has released clips from the "Steal My Girl" music video since Sunday.
The U.K. boy band released the full-length version Friday, but not before riling up PETA.
Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner directed the video, which features Danny DeVito.
In an open letter addressed to Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, PETA told the pop stars Thursday that they are "concerned about reports that a chimpanzee, a lion and other wild and exotic animals were used in a new One Direction video." The animal rights organization told the quintet, "You may not know that animals used for entertainment productions, including music videos, endure horrific cruelty and suffer from extreme confinement and violent training methods."
"Primates are intelligent, curious and highly social animals with complex physical and psychological needs," PETA wrote. "They often become stressed and anxious when they are hauled around and forced into unfamiliar or frightening situations. Stage sets—with their bright lights, heavy equipment, and boisterous crowds—can be terrifying to animals, even when every precaution is taken." PETA claimed that the company the band used, Steve Martin's Working Wildlife, is renowned for mistreating animals.