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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.
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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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241.

Sylvia    

A few thoughts for all!! baby Gators are not as aggressive as one thinks if they are grown in captivity, taping the mouth shut well does'nt hurt them but makes them more aggressive as they get older. Louisiana park rangers brought a few to a boat show in Texas and NONE were taped quite nice and neat to hold and touch the gator without fear, PETA needs to go to those HORSE slaughter houses and stop the murder, YES they kill the horses and ship the meat to China, Japan, European countries as a delicacy, go to the web sites and look and see the inhumane killing of them using a metal bolt through the head and most are not even dead when they are slaughtered, 2 in Texas Kaulfman, Fortworth, and 1 in Illinois they need to be shut down, we do not eat horses here in the USA. even the wild mustangs are being bought to slaughter and ship over there. so inhumane!!

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242.

John    

she looks like a slut! look at her! I think im going to puke, nobody likes her stupid ass anyways!

2975 days ago
243.

Raul    

What do you expect from a ghetto bitch, f*** Beyonce...

2975 days ago
244.

John    

Heartless for sure, the pic is defintley slutty and gross.

2975 days ago
245.

jailbreak25    

Does it matter? Stars just buy people off and do what they want anyway. Only way to affect her is to not spend money on her music. The photo is not flattering at all. The alligators look better than she does.

2975 days ago
246.

DD    

I hope she doesn't truly believe that picture looks good.
She looks like something back in times when men chained woman with no respect.
I guess thats why she doesn't have respect for animals.

2975 days ago
247.

John    

"242. What do you expect from a ghetto bitch, f*ck Beyonce...

Posted at 6:35PM on Sep 2nd 2006 by Raul"

LMFAO!!! hahahahaha!!

I agree!

2975 days ago
248.

John    

she is a disapointment to her race and sex!

2975 days ago
249.

~*BabyPink*~    

Okay I'm not a big Beyonce fan but I aint gonna hate on her either. PETA is definately over reacting here. They are whining about her taping a baby gator's mouth shut for a picture well why aren't they getting all the petting zoo's shut down that tapes them on a daily basis for children to get their pictures snapped with a baby gator?

PETA needs to complain about it all and not pick on someone just because they're famous.

2975 days ago
250.

Molly    

Beyonce is one of the most talented artists of our time. I don't care you if you don't like her type of music, if you see her perform you will take back all those comments about her being untalented and clueless. You guys need to be more considerate of what you say about people.

2975 days ago
251.

Tabitha    

PETA should really begin worrying about what's going on in their own backyard. It is fact that PETA has put many animals to death. I cannot get past that fact, and to hear that PETA would have anything to say about "animal cruelty" is a joke.

2975 days ago
252.

John    

SLAVE! SLAVE! SLAVE! SLAVE! SLAVE! SLAVE!

HEY BEYONCE HAVE YOU HEARD OF A SLAVE BEFORE?

THATS EXACTLEY HOW YOU ARE TREATING THESE ANIMALS!

YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO DO THAT!

STOP BEING STUPID!

ONLY STUPID PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE "COOL"

YOU ARE NOT COOL!

YOU ARE CRUEL!

YOU ARE HEARTLESS!

YOU ARE UGLY IN THIS PICTURE!

YOU LOOK LIKE A DIRTY SLUT!

A SLUT LOOKS BETTER THAN YOU!

STOP BEING CRUEL AND YOU WILL GET RESPECT!

BUT FOR NOW, YOU SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE A DIRTY SLAVE, A WHORE, AND A CRUEL UNCARING BITCH THAT YOU ARE!

GO TO HELL!

2975 days ago
253.

DEBRA    

these so called stars will do anything for money/leave the animals alone.

2975 days ago
254.

bob    

beyonces boy freind rapper jay z is paying djs under the tabel some no it as payola and hes paying people to play his songs more than others and the djs who take that money should be looked at by the i r s . plus every body nos beyonce is useing jay z for his known skams in hip hop music. theirs something you can do about this make phone calls now

2975 days ago
255.

John    

i would never buy her music because of this crap she does to animals, its all to get attention.

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