Singer Justin Bieber has joined up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to encourage fans to adopt a pet.
The teenager has made a public service announcement to urge people to step forward and give a home to an animal rather than buy another pet from a breeder.
Bieber released a video online, in which he says: “It’s really important that people adopt. I really encourage going out to an animal shelter or a place where you can get a dog that has been abandoned or doesn’t have a home.
“A lot of animals are getting abused in different homes...and I think it’s really important we just stay aware about these different situations.”
The star – born and bred in London – said he adopted a dog from an animal shelter called Sam.
He said: “I have a dog, his name is Sam. He’s actually a papillon. We moved to a city where we didn’t really know anybody, so I wanted a friend and Sam was kind of like that friend. My dad and I used to just go visit the different animals and stuff.”
The 16-year-old also posed for two print advertisements to build more awareness for the campaign. The adverts include tag lines such as “My World Includes Passion for Animals, Yours Should Too,” and “Animals can Make U Smile, Adopt from Your Local Shelter.”
This campaign is just one of the PETA campaigns that Bieber has supported.
Watch Justin Bieber behind-the-scenes of a previous PETA campaign below:
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