PETA urges OctoMom not to buy a pet

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The animal rights group PETA has asked Nadya Suleman, aka OctoMom, not to purchase a pet because she has enough to deal with in raising her 14 children, Us Weekly is reporting.

Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets this year, reportedly was thinking about buying a dog or a pig — probably before the swine-flu outbreak.

In a letter to Suleman, PETA said; “Like children, pigs and dogs are intelligent, social beings with complex needs. They require a lot of attention, space, and exercise as well as a huge financial commitment.”

Don’t worry, PETA.  Nadya Suleman says she has a “plan.”  We’re all still waiting to see what is.

Suleman wants pets because she already has so much in common with them.  They don’t have paying jobs, they need to be taken care of and they have their offspring in litters.

According to the Center for Consumer Freedom, PETA killed about 95 percent of the adoptable animals in its care in 2008, so it obviously knows about the “huge financial commitment” animals require.  Listen up, OctoMom.

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Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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