Tell Selena Gomez: Don’t Use Painted Animals in Your Videos
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While shooting the video for her new single "Love You Like a Love Song," Disney star Selena Gomez frolicked on a Malibu beach this week with two horses that had been spray-painted pink.
While her rep issued a statement saying the paint was non-toxic and a Humane Society official was on set to ensure the horses weren’t harmed, it is still inhumane to spray paint an animal.
"There are no safe ways to paint a live horse or any animal,” PETA spokesman Dan Mathews said. “They can have painful allergic reactions to chemicals and there's no way to know how an individual animal will react. Also, subjecting skittish animals like horses to extended periods of restraint and spraying is stressful and frightening.”
On her Twitter account, singer Pink, who witnessed the horses being spray painted, tweeted, "Artists should be more aware and responsible for their actions."
Earlier this month, when the Los Angeles restaurant Pink Taco spray-painted a donkey pink for Cinco de Mayo, thousands of animal lovers protested on Change.org and Facebook, threatening to boycott the restaurant. The owner spoke to PETA and agreed not to use the painted donkey again.
Gomez, star of The Wizards of Waverly Place on the Disney Channel and girlfriend of Justin Bieber, has in the past described herself as a “huge animal lover.” If she truly loves animals, she needs to stop allowing them to be painted for her music videos.
Please sign the petition telling Gomez to publicly apologize and pledge not to use painted horses or any other painted animals in her videos again.
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