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Good at doing his hair -- Bad at looking after animals.

Good at doing his hair -- Bad at looking after animals.

Posted 4 July 2013   by Amy         Permalink | 8 Comments

Tags: companion animals, celebrity, cats, monkeys, snakes, exotic animals

I'm just as guilty of humming along to Justin Bieber's 'Baby' as the next person, but I am fed up with hearing about this guy's complete disregard for the proper care of companion animals.

If you happen to not be one of Bieber’s nine million followers on Instagram, then you might have missed the brief appearances of several unlucky animals amongst the incessant stream of shirtless selfies. So here’s an overview:

Johnson

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This is Johnson. He is a baby boa constrictor. Back in 2011, he was Bieber’s 'pet' for all of three months before the singer seemingly got bored and auctioned little Johnson off for charity. Interestingly, charitybuzz, who were responsible for the auction, added the disclaimer that "keeping a pet snake is a long-term responsibility." Hmm, clearly this does not apply to floppy haired pop stars.

Johnson was lucky enough to be 'won' by an animal lover who was shocked that Bieber was auctioning off the baby boa. The winning bidder has since donated Johnson to the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo in Minnesota. "I wanted to make sure the snake would be well taken care of for the rest of his life," he explains.

Pac

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This is Pac. He was Justin's hamster. Bieber's sparkly-eyed love for Pac lasted approximately two months. Then, Bieber gave Pac away to a random screaming fan after a concert in Atlanta. The California Hamster Association (CHA) slammed Bieber for this casual handover. "Hamsters are fragile creatures that often succumb quickly to illness and death, especially when faced with sudden environmental change," they said.Three months later, Pac was dead. May he rest in peace.


Mally

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This is Mally. Some banana-brain thought it would be a good idea to give this baby capuchin to Biebs as a gift for his birthday in March this year. Monkeys are wild animals and should not be kept as pets, particularly not by a travelling celebrity with clearly very little interest in the welfare of animals.

Mally was with Biebs for a whole month (notice a trend here?) before he was abandoned in Germany as Justin was unable to provide the right paperwork to get him on the plane. Bieber was given six weeks to come up with the right paperwork.

Meanwhile, Mally was kept in isolation in a German animal shelter, alone and only 14 weeks old. Poor Mally. Monkeys are naturally very social animals and baby capuchins will normally stay by their mother’s side until they are a year old.

Bieber continued with his tour and the deadline to collect Mally passed by. Finally Mally was put into a German wildlife park where he now lives happily with other monkeys.

(Interestingly, Bieber captioned this picture of Mally "He's like a human." Yea. Good one Biebs. Feeney49 gets it.)

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Tuts

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This is Tuts. (Is anybody else getting exhausted by this list?) She is an adorable ginger Persian kitty. She has been in the 'care' of arguably the world's worst pet owner for a few weeks now. Justin picked her up within what seemed like minutes of Mally being seized by the German wildlife park -- shorter than the time in-between posting half naked selfies on his Instagram.

Tuts looks a little worried doesn’t she? And it’s no wonder, knowing Bieber’s history with companion animals. And also having a picture of herself captioned "Time to die." Hopefully Tuts will have a fate better than Pac’s :(

Mally? Or Mally II?

The latest is that Bieber held up a plane for eight hours in Miami because he wanted to go pick up his monkey from Palm Beach. Can you beliebe it? Whether this is a new monkey, or if somehow Mally has miraculously made it to Florida, my reaction is the same:

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This dude is not even responsible enough to mind his temper, let alone an animal of any kind. I sure hope he hasn’t taken Mally away from his furry friends at the wildlife park.

What advice would you like to give to Biebs about taking care of companion animals? (P.S. He’s only a tweet away: twitter.com/justinbieber).

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Natty76 Natty76 4 July 2013
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i LOVE it that the next post is "Desexing Saves Lives!", if Justin's offspring ended up being just as irresponsible as him.. perhaps it would!
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tiedyedtofu tiedyedtofu 4 July 2013
2
That's horrible!! I  never knew that about him!!
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*Steph* *Steph* 5 July 2013
3
Perhaps he might be better suited to having a pet rock...
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Jesse Jesse 12 July 2013
4
Someone stop giving this guy animals sad
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...2 ...2 19 July 2013
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It breaks my heart that just anyone can take an animal into their "care," no matter how little regard they have for the animal in question, or how little responsibility they have shown in the past.
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mowenna mowenna 28 July 2013
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i would say he's be better suited to a pet rock, but my guesses are that he'll find some way to hurt something or someone with his stupidity, why do a lot of people like him, he's an immature little brat who doesn't deserve his fame sad it makes me sad that he had a pet to start with! that idiotic little pea brained brat should be stripped of his fame and left in a tiny cage so he can suffer the kind of pain his pets did, mentally and physically sad
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Okami ovo vegetarian Okami ovo vegetarian 7 March 2015
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justain beiber (or beaver) is such an brat, i can't believe he posed for a PeTA adopt don't shop ad.
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Patrice Patrice 16 March 2015
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He will get karma back to him. He is a illiterate beast
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