Child, you’re destined to be bitten!
In this edition of SNARLS & SMILES:
We give SNARLS to Beyonce’. After that run-in with PETA a few months ago, you’d think she’d be more aware of how she treats animals—at least from a PR perspective—which we know matters to her more than the welfare of animals.
Reportedly, Beyonce’s new album cover has her with two alligators. Before the photo was doctored up with Photoshop to make it look “OK,” she had one’s mouth taped shut.
There was a shot where I held an alligator. [He] had [his] mouth taped—that was my bright idea. 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.
Hopefully, it’s an experience you won’t forget, Beyonce (and may that stain never wash out)! Alligators belong in the wild, not a photo studio with taped mouths.
SMILES to Jackie Chan for defending dogs in China. The action star’s efforts to end dog slaughters and promote humane rabies control is admirable. The slaughters continue to draw strong condemnation and disgust from abroad and unusually critical remarks from China’s official media—who need to keep the pressure on. It’s all fuel for the fire to put an end to the madness.
Cheerful Chan said on a card to be auctioned for a fundraiser, “Of course it is our duty as human beings to love and respect each other. But that obligation extends to our animal friends as well,” and signed, “Love, Jackie Chan.” Awwww, thanks, Jackie!