Justin Bieber is in trouble with PETA after taking pictures posing with a chained up tiger.
Over the weekend, Bieber attended his dad’s engagement party where there was a tiger chained on a leash. He took pictures with the animal and has since posted them on his Instagram account.
The animal rights advocate organization saw the pictures and sent a statement to E! News suggesting Bieber is lucky to not have had his throat “torn out”.
“Justin Bieber is lucky not to have had his throat torn out by this stressed captive tiger,” said the PETA Vice President. “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 said.
This is not the first time Bieber has upset an animal rights group. He got in trouble with the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance after he suggested he might adopt another monkey, after his last one was confiscated by officials, according to reports.