PETA Tells MTV to Skip the Puppies on the Red Carpet

For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2014

With so many celebrities pushing the fashion envelope on the red carpet, was it really necessary to dress puppies for a sight gag and put them at risk of overheating in uncomfortable, restrictive costumes? It’s pretty unimaginative. PETA hopes that MTV will stick to animal-free red-carpet stunts in the future—or if MTV has to involve puppies, we might suggest showing photos and videos of adoptable, homeless animals whom viewers can take action to help.

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