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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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John    

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2950 days ago
227.

Jessie``    

ALL I SEE IS A LOT OF ENVIOUS, JEALOUS HEARTED, FLAT BUTT, UGLY UNATTRACTIVE PEOPLE WHO CANNOT DEAL WITH THE YOUNG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN'S TALENT! AIN'T NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! SO DEAL WITH IT! SHE'S DIFFENITELY GOT IT GOING ON! SORRY PEOPLE!

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caresnotbear    

I am all for protecting animals from harm, but the money these PETA people spend " saving animals, could be better served in saving the children of this country from harm.Abuse of any kind is deplorable, but I dont think taping an animlas mouth shut is the end of the world. People porbably shouldnt use wild animals as props, but they are going to no matter what you all do or say about it, Taping his mouth shut is better then killing him, which is probably what would have happened had he bit her out of fear.

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229.

Al Bundy    

That spook bitch! I wish the gator woulda bit her in the clit.

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230.

Maria    

shes a good singer...i just wished she realized that you can still dress super hot and be styleish without wearing dead animals for clothes...

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Ingrid Carp    

She is now on my shit list. I will never buy her music or whatever she is selling.

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232.

John    

yo, beyonce.... you need to stop that ish! for real!

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233.

JZ    

PETA is no longer an animal; rights groups, but a vast political lobbying machine. Only 1% of their 13 million dollar annual budget is spent on actually helping animals. PETA/Ingrid's second-in-command openly uses insulin which is derived FROM KILLING ANIMALS, but she says it's ok because she works for PETA. An what about their explotation of women?

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237.

EFF    

I am sorry but she looks like a jungle animal in that picture. Well she better learn how to treat animals, taping its mouth shut is just not right. We should tape her mouth shut and throw her in with the alligators and watch her pee on herself. That is wrong and how ignorant of her to be bragging and laughing about it. Harming a baby alligator is just not neccessary, does she really have to prove she belongs in the jungle? I dont get it...

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the other woman    

quit whinning it's not like she killed the gator...how about when they swallow humans and no one says crap about it....it was just a photo shoot she didn't sacrifice the animal....he is still alive!!!!!! we do far more worst things to humans...we should help the poor and stop worring about silly things.....by the way i think her picture looks great.....give me a break PETA ....

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239.

John    

BEYONCE IS UGLY WHATEVER SHE DOES!!

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Larry Capps    

P E T A : People Eating Tasty Animals. You go Girl.

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