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PETA Wants Gator-aid From Beyoncé

8/29/2006 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

PETA is going after Beyoncé Knowles -- again -- after the singer told Arena magazine about her peeps taping a baby alligator's mouth shut during a recent photo shoot.
Beyonce
The shoot went down for Beyoncé's upcoming album, "B'Day." She told the magazine, "There was a shot where I held an alligator. (It) had (its) mouth taped -- that was my bright idea." Beyoncé added, "He was really cute, but since his mouth was taped, he didn't have any way to defend himself. He was upset, so he peed on me. That was an experience."

PETA thinks it was a bad experience -- for the gator. The animal rights organization contacted one of the world's leading biologists, who wrote Knowles a letter saying, "As a specialist in reptile biology and welfare, I'm concerned about your posing with a terrified baby alligator for your new album cover." He added, "Humans and alligators are not natural bedfellows, and the two should not mix at events such as photo shoots. In my view, doing so is arguably abusive to an animal."

Beyoncé has not responded to the letter. This isn't the first time PETA has gone after her. This past June, Beyoncé and her mom were confronted by PETA members at a fancy New York restaurant over the singer's use of fur in her fashion lines.



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spud    

ok after viewing the video of peta with beyonce and her mother where neither the mother or daughter could even put together a sentence....these two are really brainless....just goes to show how far a fat ass (see j.lo) and sleeping with the right ugly record producer can take you.......now, that she is so ignorant about animals welfare she needs to be a target.....i won't be happy till i see her mouth taped shut and her peeing in her pants............

2886 days ago
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kathryn    

SCREW PETA. I'm eating a bloody steak tonight just for them.

2886 days ago
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Lou    

Beyonce rocks! SHe looks so smokin' in that picture. PETA is pathetic.

2886 days ago
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racer    

She is a brainless dolt. Created by and for the hip-hop money machine to sell to other braindead dolts. I don't much like the PETA people but will take them over her anyday. She doesn't really mean to harm animals, she's just such a clueless tool that she deosn't even realize she's being used....

2886 days ago
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mrs. fernendez    

I actually like the album cover, i think it's very unique and exotic, i don't think it's cruel to tape an alligators mouth shut at all....i say that PETA needs to get over it, it's not like she's chopping the alligators head off...you go beyonce!!!! :>

2886 days ago
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oh please    

I love PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals. yum, yum. Pass the steak sauce.

2886 days ago
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oh please    

Gators in Florida eat people. What's PETA got to say about that?

2886 days ago
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oh please    

#2 WOW! "i won't be happy till i see her mouth taped shut and her peeing in her pants........."

Sounds like a bondage thing, perv.

2886 days ago
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Jenifer    

I live in a state where there are lots of gators. People are intrigued by them and do not realize how fast they are. The pictures can give someone the impression the alligators are harmless, when even with a mouth taped shut, the tail and rest of the body can do some serious harm.

The pic makes Beyonce look like she is constipated.

2886 days ago
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Sylvia    

Okay so if Beyonce tapes an alligators mouth shut to not get bit she is wrong but those ****ing alligator hunters who catch them to relocate them or puut hem in a zoo, well they can tape thier mouths shut they can even tranqulize them because they are helping right. Have you ever really seen where they take them how they treated once the cameras go off. If Peta is gonna go after every star they can so that peta can get attention then maybe they need to go after everyone on Tv even this so called animal shows, that claim it is for dicovery yeah they are telling poachers excately where to look. Hey Peta why not pay attention to that!!!!!!!

2886 days ago
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spud    

just made a nice $contribution to PETA...hope it helps them to rid the world of ignorant no talents like beyonce and their "have no life of their own" groupie fans

2886 days ago
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h8er#1    

Yeah, she's trying to push a doodoo out.

2886 days ago
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spud    

yes its unfortunate that there is a whole segment of the population that will spend their welfare checks on beyonce music rather than put milk in the refrig for their kids.......that would be beyonces fan base....they respect for animals just thinking about next weeks trip to the fashion palace to get new "glitter nails"

2886 days ago
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Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

hahaha the gator peed on her. better than she deserves. i've lost sooo much respect for her.

2886 days ago
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oh please    

time to pack up my spotted owl sandwich and go to Alaska for a little clubbin'

2886 days ago
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