Farrah Abraham Slammed By PETA After Posing With Exotic Lion Cub (PHOTO)
The controversial reality star shared the picture on Thursday, after spending time with the cub during a vacation in Mexico. “My Lion Cub doesn’t let anyone mess with me, WatchOut #Cat4Help,” she captioned the snapshot. PETA is now blasting Abraham, arguing that cubs are being exploited for tourism purposes, and that their lives are put at risk for photo opportunities like the one the “Teen Mom” star participated in.
In a statement PETA says, “PETA is certain that Farrah, like any mother, would be horrified to learn that lion cubs used for photo ops are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth so that they can be passed from one stranger to another — and that when they grow too big to be used as props, these animals are often abandoned at appalling roadside zoos, slaughtered for meat, or used as targets in canned hunts. We hope that Farrah will stick to animal-free tourism in the future.”
Abraham has not responded to PETA’s comments. As Gossip Cop reported, Khloe Kardashian was similarly slammed by animals rights’ supporters last week after she posed for a photo with a baby tiger in Dubai. What do you think of celebrities posing with animals that are held in captivity?