I 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