PETA Voices Concerns Over Britney Spears’ Pets

normal_britney_spears_and_.jpgI suppose this was inevitable.

Reports are beginning to surface that the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has written an open letter to Kevin Federline encouraging him to pursue custody of Britney Spears’ animals.

“PETA fears that the dogs may be in danger,” Michael McGraw said, a spokesman for the group.

Apparently, PETA is particularly concerned about the welfare of London, her Yorkshire terrier puppy, that she takes to nightclubs and shopping malls. McGraw also said that Spears’ dogs should be with her sons as they adjust to life with Federline.

PETA’s been very busy injecting itself into high-profile situations lately. Earlier this week, they grabbed a few headlines with reports that Michael Vick might do a public service announcement denouncing dogfighting after taking one of their animal empathy classes.

This isn’t the first time that a major animal welfare group has had misgivings about Britney Spears as a caregiver. In August, the SPCA of Los Angeles investigated reports that the puppy had a broken leg and was not being properly looked after. Spears was cleared of any wrongdoing in the case.

In July, the Humane Society also criticized Spears for buying a puppy from a pet store, where the organization said they most likely got their puppies from a puppy mill instead of a reputable breeder.

Spears had the dubious distinction of having been voted the worst celebrity dog owner of 2006 by online voters on “The New York Dog” and “The Hollywood Dog” web sites. In an odd twist, she was voted best celebrity cat owner that year by “Cat Magazine”.

Source: Canadian Press


9 Responses to “PETA Voices Concerns Over Britney Spears’ Pets”

  1. Lynne says:

    Regardless of the PETA stance I would also recommend someone remove said pets from Spears. Taking a dog to a nightclub??? Her compassion for the dog’s well-being is underwhelming.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Those poor doggies deserve another loving home completely. They certainly should not be placed with Federline and the toddlers! How ridiculous! And for Gods sake don’t let Peta get ahold of them! Those jerks would euthanize them!

  3. 3FURS says:

    Somebody give that poor girl a teddy bear and ban her from ever owning any living creature. She does not have the mental ability to look after herself, and it’s only a matter of time until she will even fail at that.

  4. straybaby says:

    didn’t k-fed make brit chose between him and 3 chi’s?!

  5. Underdog says:

    Is it possible for people to post comments without taking an undeservied swipe at PETA? Some people need to get a life, start doing something for others, and stop making nasty, bitchy remarks about those who do help animals. It’s always the ones who do the least for others who do the most carping.

  6. Underdog says:

    Correction first word second line. undeserved

  7. Jackie says:

    Thank you, Underdog, well said.

  8. Kristy says:

    Ditto Jackie and Underdog.
    While I am not always a fan of PETA, I’m a little tired of people bashing them all the time. Quite counterproductive to the rescue movement. Especially when propogating misinformation from websites who have agendas to make animal welfare groups look bad.
    Whether you like PETA or not, mainstream people will often lump animal welfare people in with groups like PETA. When you bash them, you might as well be bashing all animal groups from a mainstream perspective. You may not like being lumped in with them, but that’s the reality of it. All lay people hear is “PETA is bad” and never “we are different from PETA”.

  9. Lynn says:

    Gov. Arnold just signed the bill that allows someone to get a restraining order to help a pet that might be the focus of domestic violence. Not sure of how it works or who can file, or even if it applies to the Spears current situation, but I do know that in CA the SPCA has guaranteed shelter for the animals while things are being worked out.

    I see pictures of her holding a dog while she’s driving. Stupid. Hazardous. Anyone have any idea what happens to a pet in the driver’s arms if that car is broadsided? We’re talking about the pet going ballistic and flying through the air for a long distance, often coming to the point of rest dead.

    Today on the news I heard that Spears’ house was broken into and someone made off with some videos. Wonder if the dogs were there……and if they escaped. [Run, doggies, run!]

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