Bosses of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play have dropped live owls from the show.
During previews of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, live owls were used as part of the show, until one escaped.
During the first preview of the play an owl got loose backstage – It’s since been confirmed live owls have been removed from the production.
PETA has recently slammed the play for the use of live animals.
PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi said: “PETA commends the production team for coming to its senses and recognising that treating owls like props goes against every message of respect and kindness that JK Rowling’s wonderful books taught us.
“Harry Potter can now join the ranks of innovative stage productions like War Horse, The Lion King and Running Wild, which prove that animals need not be exploited for the theatre – and that the possibilities of prop design are limited only by our own creativity.”