PETA, the animal rights organization, has targeted comedian Pete Davidson as their latest adversary. They criticized Davidson for purchasing a cavapoo puppy from a store instead of adopting, considering it a significant animal rights violation. In response, Davidson left an explicit voicemail for Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s Senior VP of Cruelty Investigations, explaining that he is allergic to most dogs but not to cavapoos, and he had recently experienced the loss of his mother’s dog. He expressed his frustration with PETA’s lack of research and accused them of creating news stories without proper information.
PETA, however, remained unconvinced by Davidson’s explanation. They expressed condolences to his family for the loss of their dog but stressed that there is no excuse for supporting the puppy mill industry by buying a dog instead of adopting from shelters. They hoped that Davidson would make the right decision and adopt in the future.
PETA also asserted that there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, contradicting Davidson’s claim. The comedian admitted that he was informed it was a rare option, if at all.
Despite the harsh language used in his voicemail, Davidson defended his actions and his family from PETA’s targeted criticism. He expressed his sadness over the situation and stated that he regrets his choice of words but stands by his decision to stand up for himself and his family against PETA’s public scrutiny.