Britney: Comeback Diva or Clueless Animal Abuser?

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Britney Spears and Banana

Sadly, I still remember the first time I heard Britney Spears’ “Baby One More Time.” I was in the eighth grade and TRL was still wildly cool. My skinny, stirrup-tights-wearing, headgear sportin’ 13 year-old self just couldn’t get enough of the song. I remember thinking we had found a true pop princess.

But man, how quickly America’s sweetheart fell from grace. And it wasn’t pretty.

Now, at the bottom of the barrel, she’s sporting elephants dressed in circus attire for her new video titled—what else—”Circus.”

As Britney is such a victim of the paparazzi and always complaining and crying about how she hates to be held up in her guarded house and can’t feel free, she of all people should be able to relate to the horror that captive animals go through when they’re used for entertainment. Except Britney chooses to perform, and the lifestyle just comes with it. Animals are ripped away from their mothers at a young age, kept in chains, and prodded with electric shock devices to make them perform. That doesn’t sound so voluntary to me.

Britney is now just an “outrageous” and “toxic” mess. I certainly don’t want her to “gimme more,” and neither do the animals who have been abused so that she can feel “lucky.”

Well, we’re not takin’ this sitting down. We’ve got a killer action alert ready for those of you who want to fight with us and tell Brit to stop using animals in her acts, once and for all. Click here to take action today.

I must confess that I still believe she can turn herself around.

Written by Christine Doré

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind