The inexplicably popular Justin Bieber upset his fans this weekend when he shaved his head, and now he’s pissed off animal rights activists as well.
The ‘Sorry’ singer decided it was a good idea to pet a tiger allegedly chained up at his father’s engagement party.
Of course, his army of totally not brainwashed Beliebers thought that the singer was being incredibly brave while animal rights advocates, and anyone with a brain, were rather less pleased with Bieber.
Because, shockingly, tigers shouldn’t be kept in the Canadian suburbs chained up for selfies with celebs, they should be in their natural habitat as wild animals.
Biebs is believed to have taken the snap while attending his father’s engagement party during the Private VIP Art Show and Nyotaimori Celebrating Life Love And Art, held at the Private Residence of Dr. Rita Kilislian and Andy Curnew in Toronto, Canada.
One Twitter user posted: “Justin, I respect you, but this is not right if a Tiger is on a leash…”
While another wrote: “I’m ngl [not gonna lie] I liked justinbieber but this post is awful, why is this tiger on a lead should be in the wild.”
Bieber family uses tiger from disgraced trainer charged with cruelty to animals for whipping. https://t.co/t6AxIUCcA5
— PETA (@peta) May 1, 2016
A PETA spokesperson spoke to The Mirror about the tiger.
Justin Bieber’s lucky not to have had his throat torn out by this stressed captive tiger, as sometimes has happened to people in similar situations.
He’s drawn to animals, but this was the very worst way for his father to have recognised that interest, because exotic animals are usually torn away from their mothers prematurely, beaten into submission by trainers, often doped up to be docile and deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.
PETA asks all caring people to boycott the use and abuse of captive animals and also leave them out of human.
Tigers are severely endangered and global population in the wild is estimated to number between 3,062 and 3,948, so posing with one may not have been Bieber’s best move…