Our words, not theirs. But Nadya Suleman is indeed looking into getting a pet, and we feel our headline speaks for just about everyone.
As if 14 mouths to feed with taxpayer money weren’t enough, Octomom is thinking about purchasing a pet – an idea frowned upon by PETA, which, for some reason, believes that a new member of the family is not a bright idea.
“In today’s uncertain economy – and with all the demands that come with raising 14 children – we urge you to reconsider adding more dependents to your family,” PETA’s Michelle Cho wrote in a letter to Nadya Suleman.
The unemployed mother of the longest-surviving octuplets in history (and six older kids) who relies on public assistance to pay for eight nannies and other bills, said last week that she was considering adding a pet to the mix.
“For a couple of years, the kids have been asking for a dog,” Octomom said. “I’ve actually been looking into a pig, like a little one.”
PETA is begging Suleman to reconsider.
“Like children, pigs and dogs are intelligent, social beings with complex needs,” Cho wrote to Octomom, who also wastes taxpayer funds by filing frivolous lawsuits.
“They require a lot of attention, space, and exercise as well as a huge financial commitment.”
Finance, schminance. Hey, when you’ve got the entire (broke) State of California backing you up, why not rack up the tab a little higher?
Suleman said that if she were to buy a pig, it would wear a diaper and live outside the house because it reeks. Again, PETA wasn’t happy.
“Keeping a pig outside and making him or her a playmate for your children – who do not understand a pig’s needs and will only pay attention to him or her when it suits them – is not an acceptable way to treat an intelligent animal,” Cho wrote.
Instead of pets, PETA encouraged Octomom to make friends. Good luck there. We hear Jon Gosselin may be available in the near future …