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PETA Files An Official Complaint Against Justin Bieber's Dad For The Controversial Tiger Display At His Engagement Party!

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PETA is NOT happy with Justin Bieber's dad Jeremy!

On Thursday, it was revealed that the animal rights organization submitted an official complaint to the Toronto Animal Services' Enforcement/Mobile Response unit in regards to a potentially unlawful exhibition of several exotic animals at a party thrown for the Sorry singer's father. Yikes!

Apparently, a tiger, lion or tiger cub, lemur, and camel were all present at the controversial bash. Eek!

Related: Justin Dethrones Kendall Jenner On Instagram!

According to the group's complaint, the city's law prohibits the possession of these kinds of animals — which means Mr. Bieber could be slapped with a fine up to $5,000. Well, that's not SO bad!

Brittany Peet, the organization's Deputy Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, shared:

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Justin Bieber Slammed By PETA After Posing With Captive Tiger At His Dad's Engagement Party

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Justin Bieber took a pause from his Purpose World Tour and partying with Drake to celebrate his dad's engagement on Saturday.

And what may have seemed like an innocent photo op with a Bengal tiger is receiving some heat from animal rights group PETA.

As we reported, Jeremy Bieber popped the question to longtime girlfriend Chelsey Rebelow back in February while vacationing in St. Barts — and the two celebrated the impending nuptials with an engagement party held at a private art show in Toronto.

Related: Rank Justin's Most Ridiculous Hairstyles!

Attendees included costumed superheroes, former boxing heavyweight Lennox Lewis, Canadian opera singer Meghan Lindsay, and of course, the large tiger (above).

We hear the 22-year-old graced attendees with a small performance while playing the piano.

But what seems to be getting the most attention is the fact that the Sorry singer hung out with the beautiful cat — who PETA claims comes from Bowmanville Zoo.

Yes, that zoo whose owner was just charged with

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Courtney Stodden Lays In A Pool Of Blood Dressed As A Sexy Mouse To Protest PetSmart's Allegedly Cruel Pet Trade

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Courtney Stodden is "dying" for people to stop buying live animals from PetSmart.

The 21-year-old dressed up as a sexy (dead) mouse on Thursday and joined PETA in an El Lay protest against the pet store's allegedly cruel pet trade.

According to a 15-week PETA investigation, a PetSmart supplier has been accused of gassing animals in plastic bags and setting them aside "to die and waste away." Additionally, the organization says that small animals are being warehoused in plastic bins and even frozen alive.

This is so horrific if true!

Related: Courtney Performs A Seance & Catches On Fire

Miz Stodden — who laid on the sidewalk in a pool of fake blood — said of the protest:

"It's heartbreaking to think that countless mice, rats, bunnies, and lizards are dying in filthy bins for PetSmart's stores. My friends at PETA and I urge everyone to refuse to shop anywhere that sells live animals!"

Doug Hutchison's bride took to her own Instagram to say:

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Life Of Pi Animal Trainer Charged With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Whipping Video Surfaces

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This story breaks our hearts, but at least there will be some justice here.

Back in December we showed you the upsetting video of Bowmanville Zoo owner Michael Hackenberger, who has provided animals for several productions including the award-winning Life Of Pi, allegedly striking a young Siberian tiger.

In the clip released by PETA, Hackenberger appears to be repeatedly lashing the large cat with a whip and then later explaining the most effective places to hit the animal. The animal trainer later denied PETA's "lies."

In new developments on Wednesday, the Ontario SPCA has charged the trainer with five counts of animal cruelty after thoroughly reviewing his zoo's practices.

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According to TMZ, the charges include causing the animal distress by

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PETA's Sexy Super Bowl Ad Is Too Hot For TV — Seriously, It's Straight Up Softcore Porn!

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Ballsy.

Everyone knows that the two best things about the Super Bowl are the commercials and the halftime show.

But with Coldplay bringing out Beyoncé for this year's musical event, it seems like your favorite companies are really going to have to put their backs into nailing the perfect Super Bowl ad this time around.

Video: The Worst Of 2015's Super Bowl Commercials!

Well, we may have already found 2016's winner because PETA's entry for the Panthers vs. Broncos matchup on Sunday, February 7 is not just sexy… it's practically porn.

The "Last Longer" campaign features a meat eater and a vegan each having sex, except the carnivore can't quite keep it up.

We totally see why CBS execs were reportedly left speechless after seeing the advert, but are they for sure banning it? PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange said:

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Chris Pratt's New Diet Is Totally 'Game'-Changing! But Will The Actor Be Able To Stick To His Own Plan?

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Did Chris Pratt just invent the coolest new diet? No, not the Taco Cleanse.

On Wednesday, the Guardians of the Galaxy star took to Instagram to share a pic of himself (above) packaging some extra fresh deer meat following a recent hunt. Don't tell PETA!

Instead of simply just eating the meat, the Parks and Recreation alum pitch a brand new idea for a diet that he's titled, The Game Plan. Hmm, go on.

Related: Chris Brings Joy To Seattle Children's Hospital

He wrote:

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Life Of Pi Animal Trainer Lashes Out At PETA After Allegedly Being Caught Whipping Tiger On Undercover Video — Watch & See Who YOU Agree With!

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This does not look good!

Michael Hackenberger, who has provided animals for several productions, including the award-winning Life Of Pi, was allegedly caught on camera whipping a young Siberian tiger.

In the undercover video obtained by PETA, Hackenberger appears to be striking the large cat with a whip repeatedly as it practices stunts and leaps from one pedestal to another.

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In one clip, another trainer holds the tiger on a leash as it rolls on its back as Hackenberger — the director of Bowmanville Zoological Park — seemingly lashes the animal several times.

Another clip showed Hackenberger talking to the person recording the footage, explaining the most effective places to whip the animal — and ironically noting how PETA could destroy them with footage of the training session:

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