Justin Bieber posed with a tiger at his dad’s engagement party on Saturday, April 30, and now PETA is demanding he never do it again. In fact, they sent the 22-year-old singer a letter and said he’s lucky to ‘not have had his throat torn out’ by the wild animal. Read it here!
PETA just took some shots at Justin Bieber after he posed with a tiger at his dad’s engagement party on Saturday, April 30. They claim tigers like the one he posed for a photo with are typically “torn away from their mothers shortly after birth” and severely abused. In their eyes, Justin’s lucky to be alive — he could have “had this throat torn out” during the ill-advised photo-op.
“Justin Bieber is lucky not to have had his throat torn out by this stressed captive tiger,” PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said in a statement provided to HollywoodLife.com. “Tigers used for photo ops are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and the Bowmanville Zoo, in particular, was caught whipping one tiger more than 17 times, even after the cat was lying on his back in a position of submission and fear. This is why PETA urges everyone to stay far away from cruel and dangerous big-cat photo ops and also why we’re asking Justin to vow that this will be his last time promoting these types of abusive outfits.”
PETA also stresses that their motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment.” They sent Justin a lengthy letter after seeing his Instagram pic, in which they said, “We know [Justin] is drawn to animals, but this is the very worst way to recognize this interest because exotic animals are usually torn away from their mothers prematurely, beaten into submission by trainers, are often doped up to be docile, and are deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.”
In the same letter, they asked to hear from Justin in hopes he will vow to never do such a thing ever again.
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