PETA is pissed off again, but this time they are utterly peeved with model and Victoria’s Secret Angel – Alessandra Ambrosio because of the latest pictures snapped of her on the beach by the paparazzi.
These pictures caught my interest for two reasons. She just gave birth on the 7th of May and her 31 year old body seems to be back in tip-top, banging condition and the second reason is she has a little dog, who you can see in these photographs is dyed purple and pink, and well, PETA has had a shit fit.
“What most people don’t know is that dyeing a companion animal’s fur can cause the animal stress and lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal’s health.
Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; why not extend the same kindnessto them?”
PETA has also had a shit fit when Emma Watson, was seen out with that turned out to be a friend’s pink-dyed puppy called Darcy.
Darcy, the puppy, who was dyed pink from having close to R1,080 treatment at Groom Dog City in Bethnal Green, East London. The owner Stuart Simons told the media:
“Emma has dyed Darcy twice. Pink is our biggest colour, but I do look after another bichon called Casper who comes in for a blue mohican. All the dyes I use are completely animal-friedndly. They are made from vegatable dye. I wet the dog, rub it on like shampoo, leave it for five minutes and then wash it off. Because Darcy is white, it takes really well. She is a very calm dog, absolutely lovely and she enjoys her groom. Lots of people say it’s cruel to dye a dog but I say it takes no time, it doesn’t affect their skin and they don’t look in the mirror and go, ‘oh, I’m so embarrassed’. Rather they get so much attention in public, it can’t be a bad thing.”
To try and calm the social media outrage on Twitter, Emma posted a tweet saying:
“Ayeye. Just to clarify one more time that I don’t have a dog. @PinkDarcyDog is pink because her owner is raising money for breast cancer.”
Basically, PETA‘s latest mission in life is yelling about people dyeing their dogs. I don’t really have a strong opinion about that either way – I think the act of wanting to or dyeing your dog is plain stupid, for sure, but I’ll acknowledge it is not harmful to the dog if the owner makes sure that the dye is organic and fur-friendly. I have to admit though, Alessandra’s puppy is extremely cute and so is Darcy the dog. Is it because the puppy is pink and purple? Not really. The puppies just has a really cute face.
What do you guys think? Will you be dyeing your pooch’s and pissing off PETA? I won’t be, my dog finds being bathed traumatic, never mind a whole dyeing session.
Do you think PETA should focus on bigger issues than people just letting their puppies have dyed fur?