LOS ANGELES -- There won't be a butterfly release at Saturday's conclusion of the Flight of the Butterfly Festival. The animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested the release of 1,000 butterflies, saying it was inhumane and cruel. Instead, festival organizers at the Lake Elsinore Outlets will float butterfly-shaped balloons. The outlet says it decided to scrub the butterfly release after receiving a letter from PETA requesting a more humane culmination to the event. PETA says such releases are used mostly for wedding celebrations and memorials. But a spokeswoman says butterflies have to struggle to get out of envelopes and boxes. Link Unfreaking believable!