250_poster_batman_dark_knight.jpgAlthough PETA could probably care less if Christian Bale—who plays Batman—beats humans in real life, they’re are concerned with his make-believe canine cruelty in the new Dark Knight movie. Apparently in one of the scenes he knocks out a few dogs—in self defense—but according to this PETAvist, the Caped Crusader should have alternative methods for dealing with dogs: “[D]oesn’t the man with the James Bond gadgets know anything about peanut butter treats and deflecting devices?” Due to this fictional transgression—despite one of those mandated declarations that no animals were harmed in the making of this movie—Batman was knocked off the list to make way for kitten-loving Hellboy. Click over to see the full list of animal respecting superheroes.