Jersey Shore stars Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Jenni JWoww Farley, who are currently filming for spinoff in Jersey City, have gained a new enemy - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The reality stars Thursday were spotted walking with their pet dogs dyed in pastel colors to match their outfits. But the proud owners of pink and purple colored dogs are now being criticized by PETA.
The two might have thought that the new look of their dogs was a fashion statement, but it prompted the animal rights group to issue a statement saying that dyeing fur causes unnatural stress and complications for the animals.
Dyeing a companion animal's fur causes the animal stress and can lead to complications or allergic reactions that endanger the animal's health, a rep for PETA told E! Online. Our dogs and cats love us regardless of how we look; we should extend the same kindness to them.
On Thursday morning the dogs, Bella and Noel, were in their original color, but after coming out of K9dergarten, a Downtown doggie daycare center, the dogs showed off their makeover.
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However, it's unclear as what type of dye was used to color the dogs and the Snooki and JWoww's reps have also not responded to PETA's comments yet.
PETA has been speaking against dyeing furs. The animal rights group has also asked Gov. Rick Scott to ban a measure that would do away with a nearly 50-year old prohibition on dyeing animals, the Palm Beach Post reported.
Blue and pink bunnies and chicks may appeal to children, who will pester their parents to purchase them, but dyeing these small animals can be a death sentence for the animals as every humane agency in the country well knows, said PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovich.
PETA has said that dyeing of animals sends a message that animals are toys, not living beings that need care.