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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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286.

John    

No respect at all

2871 days ago
287.

the other woman    

it is heartless when PETA followers care more about this gator than a human (Beyonce)

and have to post negative comments about her.. ..if u love endangered
animals so much then go live with them let's see how they feel about that...The gator want to come over ur house can he have ur address?

2871 days ago
288.

La-Nancy Lee    

I don't kno what's been on her mind lately but she needs to shape up or ship out.
Plus her song is not even good so why put a alligator on the cover in the first place what does that have to do with the damn song. She needs someone on her team to tell her to quit making stupid decisions before she ruins her own career!!!!

2871 days ago
289.

John    

they peed on her? to bad they didnt do more than that!

2871 days ago
290.

John    

Keep her away from your pets! Beyonce has been known to kill animals like dogs and cats to make fur coats ect....
I dont know how anyone could do that to an innocent animal.......

2871 days ago
291.

zan    

I don't think she meant to do any harm. give me a break !you people don't have anything better to do than hate on a sister who's got something going for her.If you put as much time into yourself's as you do hating maybe you could be on the cover of something too.Personally I think if all you haters could get payed like beyonce and be on that same album cover you would in a heartbeat.Remember don't hate the participate! zan

2871 days ago
292.

Diva    

Peta is just jealous that Beyonce gets more attention!

2871 days ago
293.

John    

beyonce stop killing cats and stop being cruel to other animals

2871 days ago
294.

the other woman    

we support cruelty to humans by having unnecessary wars around the world..i don't see her promoting violence against animals..by the way i see dogs and cats on the freeway dead all the time it's just part of reality.... this is getting out of line bad mouthing her for some photo shoot.. go help ur fellow humans and get over the gator....he is getting annoyed with all the publicity....

2871 days ago
295.

John    

the only reason beyonce gets any attention is because of PETA!!

so f*** you diva, go f***ing sleep on a busy highway!!!

no one cares that you like beyonce, because she is f***ing stupid, and everyone knows it.

if you buy her CD's you are paying her to kill more cats and dogs!

2871 days ago
296.

Noelle    

I lived in Florida where there are lots of alligators. Alligators exist for one thing, to kill and eat things. They are not nice cuddly creatures. If they see you, they're thinking, "can I eat it?". An alligator will never love you, no matter how nice you are to it. Alligators belong in the swamps, leave them alone and they will leave you alone.

As for Beyonce, better a taped mouth than no fingers. Maybe next time she could pose with a kitten or a puppy. If she really wants to sell records, just pose with Jay-Z!

2871 days ago
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SANDRA SMITH    

FOR THOSE WHO WERE SO INSULTING TO BEYONCE AND HER MOTHER......GET A LIFE YOUR ENVY IS SHOWING. BEYONCE IS A TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN. PETA IS MAKING A BIG DEAL OVER NOTHING. I HAVE SEEN ALL KIND OF ARTIST POSED WITH SO MANY EXOTIC AND DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND WHERE WAS PETA. THE ALIGATOR WAS NOT HURT AND IT'S MOUTH SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAPED SINCE IT COULD HAVE BEEN A THREAT TO BEYONCE. ANYWAY,THE OWNER OF THE ALIGATOR SOLD THE SERVICES OF THE ANIMAL, SO I GUESS THAT IS BUSINESS SO TAKE IT UP WITH HIM.

2871 days ago
298.

the other woman    

Cats and Dogs are killed every day in our shelters.....now go swim in a swamp with the gator let see what will happen....yes he pissed on her because he probably wanted to have his mouth open and take a bite out of her ......back to my juicy steak sandwich

2871 days ago
299.

Autumn    

I think that someone needs to tape that bitches mouth shut, tie her down and then throw her in a pit with some gators so that she doesnt have a way to defend herself. Stupid bitch!

2871 days ago
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Rochelle Williams    

If you watch DISCOVERY/ANIMAL channel, you would see that their trained personnel even at times have to tape shut the mouths of gators for their own safety. So don't hate on B cuz u gelus!!! However, I would lke to c bee in more sophisticated attire.

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