11/17/2012 08:59 am ET

Kellan Lutz & PETA: Actor Saw No Problem With Wolves At 'Twilight' Premiere

Actor and animal rights activist Kellan Lutz is finding himself in a difference of opinion with PETA, an organization that he actively represents and promotes.

Festivities for the L.A. premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" included caged wolves, a reference to the werewolves in the movie. PETA took issue with the treatment of the wolves, releasing a statement at the movie's premiere on Monday. "Didn't it dawn on the 'Twilight' event organizers that real wolves do not belong at a party with blaring music and flashing lights?" a PETA spokeswoman said in an interview with TheWrap.

HuffPost Entertainment caught up with Lutz at the New York screening of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," hosted by The Cinema Society with The Hollywood Reporter and Samsung Galaxy, and got his take.

"I would love to know where the wolves came from," Lutz said. "If those are someone's personal pets and they're trained that way, then to each their own to do what they want. It's not like they took them out of the wild."

Lutz has appeared in ad campaigns for PETA and helped raise money for the organization.

"Not to step on PETA's shoes or anything, but they were in a loving environment, they were treated very well -- I don't think we can point fingers at anyone for having a collar on too tight or anything like that," Lutz continued. "Those wolves were so sweet and I think it was a good addition."

Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" - Red Carpet