Newlyweds (and now in the eyes of God) Justin and Hailey Beiber were excited to add a few new members to their family, but not with human kids just yet, because that’s a lot to put on Hailey. It’s hard enough dealing with the tantrums and the rude behavior and the constant demands for chicken nuggies, and then to add kids on top of that? It’s a lot, which must be why they decided to test the waters of pet parenthood first with a pair of $35,000 exotic cats. But Justin’s latest attempt at pet ownership has PETA pissed. Bad news for PETA: Justin doesn’t care how you feel about it.
Justin and Hailey’s new fur babies, Sushi and Tuna, are two Savannah kittens, which are a mix between the wild African serval cat and a common domesticated cat. They came from a pricey breeder in Illinois, with Sushi allegedly costing $20,000 and Tuna costing $15,000. Cats like Sushi and Tuna are reportedly illegal in many states, but not in California, where Justin and Hailey live. When PETA heard the news that Justin forked over $35,000 for two designer cats, they popped off as PETA is known to do, and called Justin out for what they belieb is irresponsible pet purchasing.
After @JustinBieber revealed he purchased kittens, PETA President @IngridNewkirk has informed him of the heartbreaking reality of the animal overpopulation crisis & is urging him to visit a municipal animal shelter with PETA to see the problem firsthand. #AdoptDontShop pic.twitter.com/EPihNp2YYN
— PETA (@peta) October 4, 2019
TMZ says that Justin clapped back at PETA with as much tough-guys balls as he could muster. In case you aren’t convinced Justin Bieber is a badass, he also told PETA to “suck it.”
I think he means “animal cruelty,” but okay.
PETA responded to Justin’s response, while on their way to clean up ocean plastic, I’m sure. PETA president Ingrid Newkirk stuck to her guns, and pushed adopting over shopping, and finished with her own petty version of “suck it.”
“When millions of animals are losing their lives every year because not enough people adopt – choosing instead to shop – the animal overpopulation crisis is a ‘real problem.’ That’s what ‘sucks’.”
I know PETA has a tendency to be a bit (ahem) dramatic with their judgement. But I’m on their side on this one. Justin didn’t have to spend $35,000 on something he will inevitably lose interest in. I know Sushi and Tuna are expensive, custom-made kitties, but they look like any old $25 tabby to me. $35,000 is a lot of money for an animal that will one day hear the words, “Hi, I’m Justin’s swag coach, and I’m your new daddy now, because Justin just saw a website for teacup komodo dragons.”