PETA Peeved Over Paris' Pig

Hilton's latest accessory angers perpetually pissed animal rights organization
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2009 6:47 AM CDT
Paris Hilton, recipient of the Innovator Award, poses at the 2009 Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – PETA has found a new poster child for its ire: Paris Hilton, who recently adopted a $4,500 miniature piglet. Despite naming the animal “Princess Piglette,” TMZ notes, PETA claims the "wretched example" treats her pets like “disposable accessories”—“as disposable as her friends,” to be exact, Digital Spy reports. PETA notwithstanding, the most important question is clearly: How does Tinkerbell feel about this?

Speaking of Tink, PETA’s statement goes on to note, “the chihuahuas, ferrets and kinkajous she's paraded through her home in the past were not accessories, and pot-bellied pigs aren't either.”