Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin recently bought two exotic Savanah cats, after which PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) slammed the couple for spending $35K and accused them of not caring about the animal overpopulation crisis in the United States. PETA's Senior Vice President Lisa Lange reportedly claims that Bieber could have inspired his fans by adopting a cat rather than fueling the dangerous demand for hybrid cats. The couple also made an Instagram Page for their new cats which already has approximately 1 lakh followers.
"Justin Bieber could inspire his fans around the world to save a life by adopting a cat from a local animal shelter - rather than fueling the dangerous demand for hybrid cats, contributing to the animal overpopulation crisis, and proving that when it comes to helping animals, his stance so far is 'I don't care',”
Bieber reportedly bought the cats from an Illinois-based breeder and spent $20,000 and $15,000 each. According to the Savannah Cat Association, the breed that Bieber bought is Illegal or banned in states including Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Texas, and Vermont. However, they are allowed in California and South Carolina where Bieber and Baldwin recently had their cultural second wedding.
PETA recently also accused Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas of animal cruelty as they addressed the fact that the couple used the poor animals at their nuptials. The group raised its concern over the matter and expressed its disappointment by directly addressing the two on social media. PETA congratulated both of them on their wedding but added that it was not a happy day for the animals. Further, PETA also added a video that showed what the animals go through. The video focuses on the use of spikes which are placed on the insides of the horse's mouth for better control. It also featured some couples who decided to put an end to animal cruelty and did not use any animals for their nuptials.
Dear @priyankachopra and @nickjonas. Eles 4 weddings live n chains & horses r controlled w whips, spiked bits. Ppl r rejecting ele rides: https://t.co/Gea5jvP6LP & having horse-free weddings. Congrats, but we regret it was not a happy day for animals. pic.twitter.com/p9FFeJ969B— PETA India (@PetaIndia) December 3, 2018
(With inputs from ANI)