Justin Bieber has been in the headlines for telling the animal rights group Peta to “suck it” after it criticized him for buying designer kittens rather than rehoming cats from a shelter.
The newly-married singer spent $35,000 to purchase a pair of kittens named Tuna and Sushi. These Savannah cats are a hybrid of a domestic feline and are native to sub-Saharan Africa.
Justin showed off his cats on Instagram in mid-August.
According to Bieber, Peta should concentrate on tackling issues like “poaching and animal brutality”. He added, “Go focus on real problems. Ur tripping because I want a specific kind of cat? U weren’t tripping when I got my dog Oscar and he wasn’t a rescue… every pet we get must be a rescue?I believe in adopting rescues but also think there are preferences and that’s what breeders are for.”