Justin Beiber responded to PETA after the animal rights group slammed him for his two exotic cats that cost $35,000.
In a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange spoke out against Bieber’s recent decision to purchase the expensive Savannah kittens, whom he named Sushi and Tuna, claiming that the singer does not “care” about helping animals.
Later on that day, Beiber posted a screenshot of the PEOPLE story with the caption “PETA can suck it” adding ” PETA go focus on real problems like poaching, and animal brutality. 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.”
On Thursday, Lange told PEOPLE: “Baby, baby, baby, nooooooo. Justin Beiber could inspire his fans around the world to save a life by adopting a cat from a local animal shelter — rather than fueling the dangerous demand for hybrid cats, contributing to the animal overpopulation crisis, and proving that when it comes to helping animals, his stance so far is ‘I don’t care.’”